Update Your Patients: Good Oral Hygiene Helps Prevent Influenza

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported another peak of weekly visits for influenza-like illness last week, as provided by the US Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network.

As this notably widespread flu season continues into February — and may bear more infections in the form of a second viral wave — researchers and physicians continue to advocate for vaccination and proper hygienic preventive measures.

Oh, and brush your teeth.

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