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Winter Viral Infection Warning

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WASHINGTON - The cold weather can force people to stay indoors and can force them into closer contact with other people's germs.

The Washington State Health Department warned that the spread of viral infections can sometimes increase this time of year, specifically the stomach flu.

The health department suggested people wash their hands all the time.