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Close quarters send a shudder in flu season

In the quiet between trains, the MBTA has begun making announcements this week remind­ing people that during flu season they should wash their hands frequently and cover their nose and mouth when they sneeze or cough.

If you already happen to know these things, the public health campaign, which began amid an early and heavy flu season, is mostly a reminder that you are about to enter a ­tiny space with a bunch of strangers during an epic flu season.

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