Coronavirus disease has been causing concern to countries around the world as governments work to control a possible pandemic. Click to view FAQs with information about the virus.
While our risk factor in Chicago has been quite low, As an individual, you should be very aware of preventative options and smart practices to stay healthy during the regular flu season, which peaks in January and February. Even though flu shots are available, there is a 10-day period for full immunity benefits. Even then, this year’s inoculation has been shown by the Center for Disease Control to be only 45% effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends strategies for everyone to help fight the flu, including:
- Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Washing hands often with soap and water (or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer)
- Avoiding contact with sick people
- Staying home from work when sick, and limiting contact with others
Small measures can go far to keep your family, friends, and you heathy.