Respiratory illness prevention with Dr. Brown
Respiratory illness is often an unwanted guest during the holiday season. While many of us know how to handle infection with the common cold, there’s more uncertainty when it comes to RSV, an infection that primary affects young children, COVID-19 or influenza.
When it comes to the workplace, respiratory illness can lead to a miserable office full of sneezing, sniffles and coughs, a loss of productivity as employees who feel ill struggle to keep up their regular routine and potentially multiple employees calling out to take care of their own illness or sick family members.
Dr. Rachel Brown with Employer Health Services breaks down the differences between RSV vs. the flu, how both of these differ from the common cold, quarantine times for COVID-19 and the importance of creating a workplace environment in which employees feel comfortable taking time off when ill to help prevent more serious infection from spreading.
Dr. Brown explains the common symptoms of a cold, influenza, COVID-19 and RSV, talks through methods of preventing viral infection in everyday life and offers advice on quarantine length for COVID-19 and why it’s important to get your flu shot as soon as you can.
While this video was designed to offer education and information to employers, the advice works just as well for everyday families and people hoping to stay healthy through fall and winter.