Everyone seems to get sick during the winter. Coughs, colds, flu, and other winter illness abound this time of year and last until spring when allergy season takes over. Why is this? Is there something intrinsic these three months that causes disease?
As the cold winter months roll in and we find ourselves inside for most of these frigid, blustery days, we tend to be in closer contact with people. Being in closer contact with your colleagues inevitably leads to quicker transmission of disease. It is reported that annually in the US, there are 62 million cases of the common cold and 22 million days of work lost.