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The 'Scough' Can Help Protect You From The Flu

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It's a fashionable way to help prevent the flu.

The "Scough" is a scarf that helps prevent the flu by keeping wearers from inhaling the germs that cause the flu.

It also keeps you from spreading your germs.

A pair of New York business partners created the Scough by putting a carbon filter mask inside a scarf.

"Think about it as a Brita filter for your face," says co-creator Ari Klaristenfeld.

"This product can offer some protection against an aerosol," agrees Dr. Philip Tierno. "But it's certainly not 100-percent."

The Scough costs between $49 and $69 and the mask inside is good for three months.

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