There's more to preventing the flu than covering your mouth when you cough/sneeze and washing your hands. A New Study has struck again, and once again it's telling us something we don't want to know.

The flu can be spread by just breathing.

Researchers stalked studied 142 flu-riddled students and discovered that almost half of all "aerosol particles" (stuff coming out of your mouth/nose) that were NOT coughed out contained the flu virus.

That means that the flu can be spread by simply breathing.

As if that wasn't enough, the study found that men breathed out more flu virus than women.

So if you see someone sick, avoid them altogether. Dr. Ned says so.

H/T: Time