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Wash your gloves for better health

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Some experts say stopping the spread of the cold and flu this season extends beyond washing your hands.

Some infection control doctors in New York recommend washing your gloves at least once a week.

Gloves pick up everything bare hands do and few people wash their gloves frequently enough.

Doctors say gloves may carry e-coli, the cold viru and influenza virus -especially if people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom and then put the gloves back on.

They basically say, whatever nasty is floating out there, we can be picking it up on our gloves, so you may want to give them an extra wash.

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