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Wash your hands, cover your mouth...it's cold, flu time

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It's that time of year again: More and more people are starting to come down with colds and influenza.

"The peak flu season is typically November through February, though it can linger for longer than that," said Ronda Stock, supervisor of Becker County Community Health, the area's primary public health agency.

"We're right in the thick of it -- the prime vaccination period is now," Stock added. "Hopefully most people have been vaccinated by this time."

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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