Germs are stronger than they seem

No one likes to end up in the doctor's office.

But, chances are you will because this cold and flu season has been very active.

More than a dozen deaths have resulted from the flu in the Rio Grande Valley.

That doesn't include the number of people who have gotten sick.

Dr. Ricardo Garcia from the South Texas Infectious Disease Clinic tells Action 4 you come in contact with viruses more than you think.

According to research, viruses have the best chance of surviving on water resistant surfaces like stainless steel, plastic than fabrics.

So what can you do to minimize your risk or even spread it altogether?