CDC Foundation’s New Business Pulse Focuses on Flu Prevention

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

Business Pulse: Flu Prevention, launched today by 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, M.D., and Dan Jernigan, M.D., M.P.H., 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.
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