However we end up getting sick, it puts a damper on holiday plans and has the potential to develop into a more serious illness. So, what can you do to help prevent illness around the holidays?
When sharing your meal this holiday season, make sure you, your family, and friends use good food safety practices. Food-borne illness can spread more quickly when serving food for large groups of people.
People have all sorts of reasons for not getting a flu shot each year—there aren’t any clinics nearby, some people may hate needles, others aren’t sure if it’s worth it, some people may be afraid it’s unsafe, many may not have time, and most of us just plain forget.
According to the CDC’s Flu View report from the week of Nov. 23, seasonal influenza activity continues to increase, but the number of cases vary by region. Widespread infection was reported in many of the southeastern states such as Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.