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November 02, 2009

Your mother was right

Cold weather really does spread flu

Scientists have finally confirmed what your mother knew all along - that flu spreads best in cold, dry weather.

As the first few cases of the northern hemisphere's annual flu epidemic are trickling in this week, scientists may finally know why winter is flu season. It appears the virus lasts longer in cold, dry air, and our sluggish, cold-weather mucus cannot clear it out.

Posted by joke du jour at November 2, 2009 06:01 PM

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