Each year as many as one in five people in our state are plagued by a contagious disease that hospitalizes 200,000 people across the nation and kills 36,000. This might sound like the next “super bug,” but to most people’s surprise, it’s the common flu. We are asking the help of our community leaders for help to keep Virginians safe and healthy throughout the winter flu season. You have the ability to show thousands of Virginians that taking simple steps to prevent flu will help keep people from getting sick this season. Furthermore, should our country be confronted by avian flu or a flu pandemic in the future, these same tips and techniques will save lives.
Here are some tools that will help you use your influence to make Virginia a safer, healthier place to live, learn, and work.