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How can airborne transmission be prevented?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. It's best to sequester sick people so that they have few opportunities to spread their infection. For this reason, it's very important that people stay home from work or school when they are ill. Sick people should also cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze or cough, and then wash their hands carefully. Those caring for a sick person should also wash their hands frequently and avoid close contact with their patient.

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