Consider the following information from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as you plan your health this winter:
- Have you been to Sudan, the Ivory Coast, or the Congo recently? Everyone infected with this virus so far has been to one of these locations.
- Have you exchanged bodily fluids with someone infected with Ebola? In order to contract Ebola you must come in contact with the blood or body fluids of sick patients—family, friends and healthcare providers for people suffering with Ebola are the only people at increased risk.
- Are you looking for other ways to improve your health this winter? The flu kills thousands of Americans every year. Getting your yearly flu shot prevents the flu and the shot cannot give you the flu.