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Holiday Parties Are (Yeech) Breeding Grounds for Stomach Virus

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December 21, 2012
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Scientists say there's usually a jump in stomach viruses this time of year. They point to the close people-on-people contact at holiday parties. All that hugging and kissing everyone hello and goodbye. There are ways to stay healthy, like washing your hands, cleaning your counters and bathroom.


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