Where are flu and cold viruses hiding? Try everywhere. The little buggers get around and throw a lot of us for a loop: Adults in this country will come down with an average of two to three colds this year, and up to 20 percent of all Americans will get the flu. But not you, with this guide to sidestepping the sneaky bad guys!More
The flu virus can lounge around on couches for hours (hey, it's a comfy spot!) and on hard surfaces, like a coffee table, for days. Before a sick family member takes over the sectional, protect it with a sheet you can throw in a hot laundry cycle once the patient feels better.
You know the wipes your grocery store keeps by the carts and most people never use? Don't be one of those people. When you sanitize the handle, you help wipe away viruses as well as salmonella, E. coli, and (barf alert) fecal bacteria.