Some good advice heading before you hand out your Halloween candy Wednesday, October 31.

Wash your hands.

Calgary Zone Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Judy Macdonald says it's a great way to stop from spreading around some nasty viruses making the rounds this time of year.

"Things like influenza or other viruses that cause respiratory symptoms, even colds. And then viruses that can cause what we call gastrointestinal symptoms, like vomiting and diarrhea. They can get transferred from our hands to other things we touch. And if somebody else touches that, that's how we can get infected."

She says making sure you practice good hygiene helps you and those around you from getting sick.

She also reminds everyone to get out and get your flu shot.

There's a clinic in High River, Thursday, November 1, from 12-to-7 p.m. at the Highwood Memorial Centre.

Or you can get your shot anytime at any pharmacy in town.


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