Did you know that flu viruses can survive longer than the viruses that cause colds on non-porous surfaces (like plastic or metal?) One study showed that avian influenza, the virus that causes bird flu, can survive for six days on some surfaces. Scary! Viruses only survive for minutes on your skin, but that’s plenty of time to spread infection, especially if you touch your face. Read more in the NYTimes article at http://bit.ly/55ngkM and, more importantly, remember to wash your hands.