Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of severe influenza illness. The wide variety of virus strains make the flu extremely unpredictable. While most people can recover from the illness within a few days, many experience complications which can be life-threatening such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infection. Although everyone is at risk for the flu, people older than 65, pregnant women, young children and those suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are at an increased risk for these complications.
Professional carpet cleaning can help keep the virus at bay and regular hand washing is another tip to prevent from getting sick.