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“Back-to-school plague” is 100 percent a thing

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“Back-to-school plague” is 100 percent a thing

It affects everyone from preschoolers to college students, and it happens every year. After being out all summer, students come back to school with a whole new suite of germs — within the first few weeks of a new school year, it seems like nearly everyone is sneezing, coughing, and battling sore throats. Turns out elementary-aged children contract, on average, six to eight colds each year, and they’re more likely to get sick during fall and winter. Every door handle, pencil sharpener, desk, and faucet touched by a sick student becomes a breeding ground for germs… and then hundreds more...

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