Cold & Flu
One sneeze in a crowd of people can send germs flying through the air at a speed of up to 2,000 miles per hour! Think of all those pathogens and viruses just waiting for you to breathe in.
Many people resist going to the doctor’s office, urgent care, or emergency room until requiring professional assistance is undeniable. Unfortunately, these can be some of the most germ-ridden places and your already immune compromised body can easily pick up other airborne infections in a room full of people coughing, sneezing, and wheezing.
With the numerous risks of exposure we encounter merely by going about our daily lives, what can you do to protect yourself from airborne infections and other contagious illnesses?
Avoiding Sick Coworkers
We’ve all had days at the office when we’ve had to avoid a sick coworker to try and protect ourselves from the dressed cold or flu they’re carrying. It’s also likely that at some point you’ve been the person everyone is avoiding.
Showing up to work sick has become normalized behavior, and though none of us want to be on the receiving end of contagious germs, we continue to drag ourselves to the desk even when we’re not feeling well. So what can you do to protect yourself when your coworkers come in sick?
Protect Yourself from Serious Illnesses
There are many different kinds of viruses that can affect your breathing passages and cause respiratory illness in your body. Some common viruses and infectious diseases, which can be contracted through the upper respiratory tract, include measles, mumps, tuberculosis, chickenpox, and influenza.
Take preventive measures now.
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