How are You Battling the Flu Season?

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Do you wash your hands regularly? You might want to after reading this article. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has labeled the 2013 flu season as one of the worst in the past decade, and the season isn’t even over, the Wall Street Journal reported. 

The Illinois Department of Public Health says almost 150 people were admitted to hospital intensive care units with severe cases of the flu from Oct. through Dec. 2012, ABCLocal.go.com reported. 

Illinois is reporting widespread flu activity, according to CDC data, and a search on Google flu trends, which tracks flu-related searches, shows Illinois as a solid red, for intense activity

Do you have a special recipe to fight the flu? Share your secrets and help other readers stay healthy. Patch wants to know what remedies do you use to battle the flu season? 

Citing CDC data, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, an outplacement firm, says the flu on average costs employers $10.4 billion in direct costs of hospitalization and outpatient visits, and that doesn’t even count business costs such as sick pay or reduced efficiency, the Wall Street Journal reported.

For business owners: Has the flu season affected your business?


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