Flu season is here and it is here to stay; for the next 6 months at the least. Influenza does not mess around. The symptoms can sneak up on people, occasionally as quickly as just a single day after the initial exposure to the virus. Along with the fast acting nature of the virus, it can also become contagious before the symptoms are apparent, which means a whole family can be infected before anybody even feels remotely sick! Getting the influenza vaccine is heavily advised by most medical professionals, as more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized every year because of the virus (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everybody over 6 months old get the vaccination annually).
Make sure your workplace is a sickness free zone! There are plenty of ways to do this, most of which are simple. For example, having some disinfectant on hand to occasionally wipe down a desk or keyboard can make a big difference. Hand sanitizer, soap, and tissues can all go a long way in preventing the spread of illness from employee to employee. Most importantly, if you are sick, the best way to shield your coworkers from it is to STAY HOME. If you experience a fever, wait to go back into work until 24 hours after the fever drops below 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Beware; it is estimated that over 30 million people visit the doctors every flu season.
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