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Children have bent back to school now for a month and we're starting to see the rise of colds and other ailments, both in our children and in our workplaces.
Though these are not usually cases of influenza, it is a reminder that the true flu season is just around the corner, and that we need to protect our families and our co-workers.
Influenza is an infection of the nose throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus. For most people the flu is uncomfortable, tiring, and can keep you bedridden for many days.
But for some, the flu can be serious.
Each year the flu causes many unnecessary deaths. The most common way the flu is spread is through flu germs on people's hands. If you touch something with the flu germs on it, then touch your face or mouth, you could get infected.
Flu germs can also travel through the air. If a person with the flu sneezes, or coughs, their spray can carry the virus to your nose, mouth, and our eyes.
Today's Hot Tip For Building Resiliency And Celebrating Flu Prevention Month:
Wash your hands often and consider getting the flu shot.
For some the flu shot is the best defense.
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