Fighting Off Germs of Olympic Proportions

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by

If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who will attend the Summer Olympic Games in London, follow these tips to avoid contracting germs in the crowd. But even if you’re not one of the lucky few able to watch Olympians compete in person, this public health advice will help you stay healthy right here at home… If the attendees are from all over the world, like at the Olympics, that risk only grows, said Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert Gregory Poland, M.D. In those cases, the people around you may not have the same immunization programs or the same standards of personal cleanliness or food safety, he explained.

 

EHS Today by Laura Walter

Tags: Dr. Gregory Poland, EHS Today, immunization, Infectious Diseases, Summer Olympic Games, Wellness

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