As the D.C. region battles a rough flu season, everyone seems to be coughing and sneezing and passing their germs around. So what’s the best way to avoid contracting or spreading the flu at work and at school? We consult a doctor and a school nurse about washing hands, shaking hands, holding on in the Metro and staying home when you or your kids are sick.


  • Kavita Patel Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery at the Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform; primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Donna Mazyck Executive Director, National Association of School Nurses; Former school nurse

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