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Students Make 5,000 Hygiene Kits to Fight the Flu.

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PASCO, Wash. - In Pasco washing your hands is what kids are talking about.

Students at the Tri-City Junior Academy in Pasco are helping stop germs and keep people well this flu season by putting together over 5,000 hygiene kits.  They'll be distributed at hospitals and health departments around the area.  The kits have tissues, hand sanitizer wipes and a facemask.

Over 30 thousand of these kits are being made in five different counties.  The materials for the kits were purchased by Region 8 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, a planning division based in the Benton-Franklin Health District.  Representatives say they're still searching for other schools or groups to volunteer and help make the hygiene kits.