Flu season has come early this year. The Public Health Agency of Canada says influenza activity has continued to increase the last four weeks in a row.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with the flu can spread it to others up to approximately six feet away by coughing, sneezing or talking. But you’re also susceptible to get the flu by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching your own mouth or nose.
Employees who work in close quarters at the office are especially vulnerable to the highly contagious disease. Chances are you come in contact with dozens of contaminated surfaces every day. This is why it is even more critical you take the appropriate steps to help reduce your chances of getting – or spreading – the flu. Talk Clean To Me offers three “intervention strategies” to help you stay safe this flu season. Check them out here.