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Safety Focused Newsletter – October 2016

5 Ways to Avoid Spreading Illness
With the changing weather, the potential for contracting a cold or the flu increases substantially.
The flu is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the influenza virus—with symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, loss of appetite, and a runny or stuffy nose.
While the common cold and the seasonal flu share many of the same symptoms, colds are often characterized by mild headaches and body aches.
Unlike the flu, colds don’t usually require a trip to the doctor and can often be treated simply by using over-the-counter medications.
While colds and the flu aren’t generally a concern for individuals in good health, they can be dangerous for the elderly and those with preexisting conditions like asthma. So, while you may
be able to handle these illnesses, co-workers, friends, family members or those you come into contact with may not.