HEALTHY LIVING
12/13/2012 08:16 am ET

6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick

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By Erin Hicks

Feel the sniffles coming on? The cold and flu season is upon us, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year and many more catch the common cold. Once you do come down with a cold or the flu, you become a powerful germ spreader with the potential to make your friends, family members, poor unwitting coworkers and countless others sick.

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And, if you do all the wrong things, you can also make yourself even sicker.

Here are six things you can do to keep yourself sick while infecting those around you -- and expert tips for what you really should do to keep from spreading germs.

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"6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick" originally appeared on Everyday Health

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