Business Pulse: Flu Prevention, issued by the CDC Foundation, provides employers and workers with access to resources and information to prepare for the 2014-2015 flu season. This issue of Business Pulse highlights specific influenza challenges faced by businesses as well as a question and answer feature between CSX chief medical officer Thomas Neilson, MD, and Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, a captain in the United States Public Health Service and deputy director of the Influenza Division in CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Business Pulse: Flu Prevention also features an interactive infographic that provides useful facts and links, along with online CDC resources.
Each year, on average 5 percent to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu, tens of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illness. Employers can play an important role in preventing flu, helping to protect employees’ health and reducing losses in productivity and revenue.
To access Business Pulse, visit www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse