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‘Tis the Season – Holidays, Colds & Flu Season

Posted by Susan (Sue) Burns, BS(MT), CIC, VA-BC™ on Nov 3, 2016 9:22:00 AM


Thanksgiving Day is only a few weeks away.

What thoughts come to mind?

Perhaps family, friends, travel, turkey with all its trimmings, pumpkin pie, and shopping?

However, healthcare workers know something else is on the horizon! The time spent with family and friends increases the potential risk for transmission of colds, flu, and other potentially infectious diseases. Infection Prevention Week has just passed, drawing attention to methods that help prevent person-to-person transmission, including clean hands and clean environment.  We cannot afford to lose that momentum going into the next few holiday months ahead.

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