Avoid catching the crud by taking extra precautions at work. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related conditions each year.
To keep yourself and your co-workers healthy, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
1. Get a flu vaccine
This will protect you from the three most common viruses that have been identified this year. Urge your co-workers to get one, too.
2. Use good hygiene practices
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and avoid touching your face. Regularly disinfect common areas, like the break room and doorknobs, with sanitizing wipes.
3. If you get sick, stay home
If you think you have the flu, call in sick for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
What tips do you have to keep from spreading germs to friends, family and co-workers?
This blog post was originally published in the January 2014 edition of Baylor Health Magazine.