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11:50 am
Wed September 30, 2009

Preventing The Flu At Universities: Obnoxioius Messages May Be More Effective

Kansas City, MO – College campuses can be hotbeds for the spread of viruses and infectious diseases. So, many universities across country are taking extra steps to prepare for possible H1N1 outbreaks. For one, they're advising students on how to prevent its transmission.

But one area researcher says getting college students to really take precautions, like washing hands before eating, requires some creativity ... and even a willingness to be ....well ... a little gross.

Doug Powell is a Professor of Food Safety at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Check out this Poster Powell is testing out around campus.

In 2006, Powell also developed a popular ] YouTube Video with some graduate students to promote hand-washing.

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