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Cold and Flu Season Facts

Posted by admin on November 5 in Tidbits |

It’s that time of year. The weather is cooling down, and along with the slight chill in the air is the sound of someone blowing their nose. Cold and Flu Season is coming!

 

The Cold Hard Facts:

•   The symptoms for a common cold are runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, sore throats and watery eyes. The symptoms for a common flu include a fever, headache, muscles aches, and congestion.

•   The common cold causes more time off from work and school than any other illness.

•   Unfortunately, 79% of men and 84% of women don’t feel they can take time off for colds and flu.

•   Washing your hands is the best way to prevent a cold or flu.

•   Germs can survive for up to 3 hours outside of the nasal passage.

•   The first few days of having a cold are the most contagious.

•   The flu is the most infectious disease in the world.

•   Antibiotics cannot treat a cold or flu virus.

•   There is no cure the common cold. Why? Because there are more than 200 different viruses that can result in a cold.

•   Colds are more common during seasonal changes when humidity is low.

•   Most adults suffer from 2 to 3 colds a year. Children can have 4 to 8. Children attending school can have almost 12!

•   Children catch colds more often than adults because they lack a resistance to infection.

•   It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes closed.

•   A sneeze can travel over 100 miles per hour.

 

Word of the Day:
Sternutation \stur-nyu-TAY-shun\ n. – A sneeze. Sneezing.

 

Deep Thought:
What would you say if God sneezed?

 

Quote of the Day:
“If a doctor treats your cold, it will go away in fourteen days. If you leave it alone, it will go away in two weeks.” ~ Gloria Silverstein

 
Sources: InfoBarrel.com, PR Newswire
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