Flu Got You Down?

sick childListen up germaphobes, because the flu is back with a vengeance! For all those people that make fun of you, now is the time they will suffer. Now is the time to influence others to join you and the cult of germaphobia—to save the world… or some friends, before it’s too late.

“The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu advisory report which covers the week of December 23 to 29, suggests that 41 states have widespread influenza activity, which was an increase of 31 states from the previous week.” The CDC will issue an update on the flu situation Friday.” There have so far been 2,257 hospitalizations associated with laboratory-confirmed flu virus. Boston alone has reported over 700 cases.

The type of flu that is going around is called H3N2, which is often linked to more serious disease compared to other flu varieties. But there is good news: That type of flu matches up well to the vaccine that is being distributed and given out throughout the United States. “But symptoms typically last up to seven days for a normal infection, a noncomplicated infection with influenza,” he said. “And we usually see that from year to year regardless of what strains are circulating. “In a “light” year, a few thousand people may still die, but a particularly serious year could see up to 49,000 deaths from the flu,

How To Protect Yourself Now

  1. Get the Flu Vaccine
    Even though you hate the shots, it will be far better than the alternative.
  2. Avoid People who are sneezing and coughing
    This also including sharing food, drinks, clothes ect. Just don’t do it! Also make sure you are constantly washing your hands, because germs are everywhere.
  3. Exercise and eat healthy (Vitamin C!)
    The best way to protect yourself is to prepare in advance. This includes healthy living and eating. Weekly exercise (the more the better) and extra vitamin C can boost your immune system to stave off any advances of viruses that will leave you bedridden.
  4. 4. SLEEP

Not sleeping enough leaves you vulnerable and exposed to sickness.

You need to protect yourself physically, but you also need to protect your business. Shredding in an office often seems like a menial task, yet its importance is vital. Proper, permanent destruction of private information is essential for businesses of all sizes.  If your company’s sensitive documents fall into the wrong hands, the damage could be staggering.  Just one instance of unauthorized access to confidential information could result in corporate espionage, identity theft, and other criminal activity, not to mention loss of reputation, market share, and customer trust. Top executives are constantly worried about the security of company records. Tarheel Imaging and Microfilming has the expertise to fully meet your every business need, from shredding and Microfilm to electronic document management systems. Protect you and your company. Call us today.