According to the CDC, it's not possible to predict what this flu season will be like. While flu spreads every year, they say, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another. Flu season starts around this time of year and peaks from December to March, but now, while there is no serious epidemic, is the time to do something about it. The National Institutes of Health estimates that the flu costs $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. And workers report their productivity decreases by half when powering through the flu at work. This week's articles are aimed at helping prevent infection and spreading the flu.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. (Item #1) Here are 10 steps you can take to help prevent the spread of flu where you work. (Item #2) No matter what your role, you can pitch in to keep the flu on permanent vacation this season by doing these things. (Item #3)
Take these steps now to keep your office running during a flu outbreak. (Item #4) Preventing or mitigating the risk of a flu outbreak in your office mission-critical. (Item #5) Can an employer adopt a mandatory flu vaccine policy and fire employees who don't get a flu shot? (Item #6)
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