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Can Certain Jobs Mean Almost Certain Illness?

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Whether or not you catch the flu could depend on your job.

The CDC surveyed nearly thirty thousand adults during the 2010 swine flu outbreak. The researchers found people working in real estate, food services and education were most likely to report flu-like illness.
And - people in these professions were also less likely to get flu shots.  

Maintenance workers and those in social services also had an increased risk for flu.  
The CDC report says  these jobs require lots of interaction with the public which could explain the increased risk.  


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