11/29/2007

New Fact Sheet Available for Healthcare Workers

The latest addition to the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA's ongoing series of
safety and health fact sheets is "Seasonal Influenza Vaccination-Important
Protection for Healthcare Workers". The document discusses the importance of
employers encouraging influenza vaccination for their healthcare employees to
help reduce the risk of contracting influenza and spreading the illness to
their families and patients.

Influenza (flu) is a contagious viral respiratory disease that peaks in the
winter months.Influenza is easily spread from person to person through coughing
and sneezing, and those infected can be contagious before any signs of the flu
are present. Young children, the elderly, and those with chronic health
problems are at particular risk for severe complications from the flu.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: U.S. Department of Labor  Occupational Safety & Health Administration