Top germ collectors

Published On: Feb 05 2014 06:42:43 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2014 07:50:00 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Nobody likes to get the flu!  You may have already had your flu shot and stocked up on all your vitamins, but sometimes avoiding germy objects may be the best thing you can do.

First off is your mouse. Studies show that your mouse is the germiest thing in your office, harboring three times as much bacteria as a toilet seat!

Second in line is your keyboard. Researchers blame eating at your desk, so try to avoid midday snacking.

Also dirty are restaurant menus. Studies show that menus are the germiest items in a restaurant. And cold and flu viruses can survive for 18 hours on hard surfaces. So, after you order make sure you wash your hands.

Also, take a minute to clean your cell phone. With people taking multi-tasking to the next level and bringing devices like their cell phones with them everywhere they go, even the restroom, smartphones can be more contaminated with germs than a public toilet seat.  Make sure you switch up your cell phone cases and be sure to invest in appropriate cleaning solutions.