Dec 23, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
If more than just the storm has you suffering, health experts have some advice for those feeling under the weather, and who have been invited to festive gatherings.
And that advice is stay home.
Dr. Michael Gardam of the University Health Network in Toronto says people should realize that what may be a simple cold to them could be deadly to someone else — especially an elderly person or young child.
Influenza and nasty intestinal viruses can spread easily this time of year, when many indoor gatherings are held, and people may be run down from stress or lack of sleep.