Vail Daily health column: Protect yourself from viral infections

Vail Daily health column: Protect yourself from viral infections
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By caramie schnell

The cold and flu season is upon us. In fact, it started early this year with the enterovirus in our schools. Ninety five percent of the colds are due to viral infections. This means that antibiotics do not work for most colds. Antibiotics only work for bacterial infections and not viruses. Since we live in an area where tourists come from all over the world, we get many different types of viral infections. I have lived in the Vail Valley for 17 years and it appears that every year these viral infections get worse. Many people get colds that last for three weeks and …

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