JOPLIN, Mo. —
Wrong kind of viral
Viral videos are one thing to see on a cellphone, but viruses are different. Here are some tips for keeping phones free and clear from disease-causing germs:
- Don't share. You can't contract germs from others -- or spread yours -- if your phone stays in your hands only.
- Wrap it up. Cover your touch screen with a plastic film, which can be replaced or washed.
- Let it sit. If someone else has touched your phone, be mindful that it could be a conduit for the flu or colds. If possible, don't use the phone for a few hours. If you must use it, try to use speakerphone mode.
- Keep it out of kids' hands. Be especially careful to keep your phone away from children, who are considered the "dominant distributors" of the flu.
Source: Scripps Howard News Service