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Flu myths: 7 common beliefs, busted

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By Sarah Klein for HuffingtonPost.com

Huffington Post Healthy LivingAs we face one of the earliest—and most deadly—flu outbreaks in years, many are flooding emergency rooms and scrambling to get vaccinated. (Speaking of which, it’s not too late! Vaccinating in the fall, before flu season really kicks off, is most effective, but experts still recommend getting the vaccine now.)

A crucial part of staying healthy—this flu season and beyond—is staying informed. Click through the slideshow below to get the truth behind some of the most common myths about the flu.

Keep reading for the truth behind the most common flu myths…

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