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Simple steps like handwashing, sanitizing, disinfecting surfaces and avoiding physical contact can help prevent flu at home, school and work.
The Alabama Department of Public Health shows widespread flu activity in all areas of the state. UAB’s Rachael Lee, M.D., urges the public to enact preventive measures to slow the spread of flu, and to ease the burden on health care systems.
UAB Health System’s senior director of Infection Prevention breaks down the chain of transmission and how we all can lower our risk of getting sick.
You cannot really germ-proof your home, but you can clean and disinfect things to improve your chances of preventing the flu.
The flu and COVID-19 have several overlapping symptoms and could cause a “twindemic” this winter. How can you protect yourself and family from both viruses?

Enrolled Cooper Green patients who get a flu shot at the new drive will also get a food box donated by Royal Divinity Ministry Food Bank.

Molly Fleece, M.D. 

Outbreak of infectious disease locally and globally • Travel medicine • Antimicrobial resistance 

Teach children about hygiene and germs in the classroom and at home.
A record number of travelers are expected to fly during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Irfan Asif, M.D. 

Family medicine • Sports and exercise medicine • Pediatrics • Primary care • Population health 

Jessica Grayson, M.D. 

Sinus infections • Seasonal allergies • Olfactory sense issues • Upper respiratory airway diseases • Nasal medicine • Influenza • Smell and taste loss

UAB is taking extra measures to promote flu prevention this season through education.
As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.

David LaFon, M.D.

Pneumonia • Pulmonary disease • Influenza 

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