Tips to reduce your chance of getting a winter virus
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Tips to reduce your chance of getting a winter virus

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Avoid common viruses by taking extra infection control measures at work and ditching poor hygiene habits

Winter is in full swing and with it comes an increase in cases of viruses such as flu, COVID-19, norovirus and respiratory infections – and a corresponding rise in sickness absence among NHS staff. Data show that during the colder months, staff absence increases by nearly one third compared with the summer.

Emergency Nurse. 32, 1, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/en.32.1.12.s5

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