Each year, as many as one in five Americans are affected by the flu. Many cases result in a few days out of work, but a more serious case can put a person in the hospital. To help keep your people healthy, take steps to slow the spread of the flu.
Look for reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and information from your state and local health and emergency preparedness officials. The CDC issues weekly updates about the spread of the flu in the United States. Use the CDC's FluView report to learn about the current situation in your area. Your state and local health and emergency response units, including the American Red Cross, can also be excellent sources of information about the situation in your community.
A flu shot, when available, may be the best defense against the flu, especially for high-risk groups. Commonsense precautions also can help. To help keep your staff, volunteers, and congregation healthy, suggest that they follow these precautions:
Businesses and churches can be especially positive forces in preventing and responding to the flu. Just a basic understanding of how the flu spreads and a willingness to follow simple precautions like those above can help your people stay healthy this flu season.
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