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A healthy workforce boosts productivity, lowers absenteeism, fosters a positive work environment, and most importantly, lowers the risk to your company's brand and reputation.

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Health Crisis Prevention + Management
For Modern Businesses

Whether you have a growing hospitality group or a major nationwide concept, it’s imperative that you protect your reputation and brand loyalty from illness, outbreaks, and other health crises.

Zero Hour Health’s team of advisors will help you prevent and manage your risk so your team can focus on growing the business.

Advisory from the most knowledgeable industry experts, 24/7/365.

Whether it’s navigating a foodborne illness outbreak, receiving guidance on best practices with your local health department, or general questions about your employees’ health, we’re here to keep you, your staff, and your business safe.
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Detecting and preventing illnesses, before they go public.

The best way to stop a crisis is to prevent it from becoming one in the first place. We’ll help you create a culture of safe working, detect problematic illnesses before they spread, and, most importantly, keep your business out of the news.
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Protecting the most important asset in your businesses: your brand.

An outbreak is one of the few crises that can permanently damage a brand. From local news, to the nightly news, to the trading floors, your reputation is the foundation of your business and its value. Protecting that asset is a top priority.
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Screening and assisting the hiring process for at-risk positions.

Whether you need to do physical examinations to ensure a prospective employee can do the job, or your industry regulations call for a battery of exams, we streamline this process and handle it for every step of the way. Save time, hire quicker, and protect yourself against workers' comp claims.
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A suite of services to support every aspect of your operations.

This is just a core breakdown of the main services we provide to our clients. We build highly customized solutions to support any need you have.

ZHH Pro

ZHH Pro is our standard, concierge advisory service. We tailor our support to solve your most pressing needs, whether you've got 6 locations or 600 locations. We can provide 24/7/365, high-level clinical support to keep your business running.
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Wellness Checks

The single best way to prevent illness in the workplace is to prevent sick employees from showing up in the first place. ZHH Wellness Checks are the best solution to identify and assess potentially sick employees.
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Vaccination Programs

From Flu to Hep A, vaccinations are a vital part of keeping your workforce healthy. We help businesses identify employee immunization history, track their records, and facilitate vaccinations both on-site and off.
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Exams & Regulatory Testing

Ensure that potential employees are fit to perform their roles safely and effectively using our industry-best pre-employment programs. We help employers maintain compliance with stringent industry standards and regulations without adding friction to the hiring process.
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July 23, 2024
🚨 Listeria in Your Lunch?

Bird Flu News:

  • CDC confirmed two additional cases of bird flu in Colorado poultry farm workers who were exposed during culling work. (Reuters)
  • The bird flu virus in CO poultry workers is closely related to the strain of virus in dairy cows. (STAT)
  • A recent small CDC study in Michigan showed no H5N1 antibodies in dairy workers, which suggests limited asymptomatic spread, but experts want more data. (NY Times)

Health News:

  • At least 2 people have died and 28 hospitalized across 12 states in a listeria outbreak linked to meat sliced at deli counters; no source has been identified. (NY Times)
  • A restaurant in King County, WA closed after a norovirus outbreak with multiple guests and employees sick. (WA DOH)
  • A side effect of the severe heat wave that drove California residents indoors is a spike of COVID-19 infections. (SF Chronicle) 
  • The U.S. health system’s vulnerabilities were exposed again after last weekend’s global CrowdStrike tech outage with canceled surgeries and many scheduling systems still down. (Axios)
  • The European Medicines Agency called for a JN.1 strain in the fall vaccine, which is different from the KP.2 strain approved in the U.S. (EMA)
  • A UCLA study showed doctors using AI to diagnose and determine prostate cancer size were 45x more accurate than doctors who didn’t use AI.  (Quartz)
  • A new drug that targets a protein called IL-11 increases the healthy lifespan of mice by as much as 25%. (Medical News Today)
  • The WHO is reporting that the polio virus has been identified in Gaza’s wastewater. (CIDRAP)

Mental Health & Substance Use News:

  • Medical debt fuels the mental health treatment gap. (Axios)
  • Researchers at UC Irvine say that repeated exposure to graphic photos and videos is linked to psychological distress. (LA Times)
  • Johnson & Johnson just applied to the FDA to get a ketamine-based drug, Spravato, approved as a standalone therapy for treatment-resistant depression. (Quartz)

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or need help, call or text 988.

Best Questions:

What is Listeria? Should we be worried about this deli meat outbreak?

Listeria are a type of bacteria that make up the third leading cause of death from foodborne illness in the U.S. It’s not a surprise that this recent outbreak is linked to sliced deli meat, as Listeria is most commonly tied to deli meats, hot dogs, raw sprouts, raw milk, smoked seafood, and soft cheeses. Symptoms of invasive illness include fever, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or seizures. Diarrhea or vomiting occur in intestinal illness. Those who are pregnant are at much higher risk for getting listeriosis, which can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, or severe infection for babies, and should seek immediate medical attention for fever or flu-like symptoms if they suspect they’ve eaten Listeria-contaminated food. If you’re pregnant, 65 or older, or immunocompromised, speak to your doctor about whether and how to avoid high-risk foods for Listeria. For the general population, the risk is relatively low, though right now, we think it may make sense to skip or heat up your deli meat until CDC and FDA identify the specific source of the outbreak. 

Sources: CDC, FDA

Can someone get tested for bird flu easily? 

The availability of testing for bird flu is one of the major criticisms that some global public health officials have about the U.S. response to the potential threat. On one hand, nearly every urgent care and doctor’s office in the country has rapid flu tests, so someone with H5N1 would test positive for flu A in the doctor’s office. But the only H5N1-specific tests are in public health laboratories, which means that local clinics and doctors offices would have to make the connection and ask specifically if a patient worked with farm animals, then send the sample off for further testing in most cases. That’s not likely to happen very often, and critics say it echoes the CDC’s sluggish rollout of COVID tests at the beginning of the pandemic. Right now, this is still an issue that primarily affects people who work on poultry and dairy farms, but if a mutation led it to spread more easily between humans, the lack of easy testing could mean we’re delayed in even noticing that spread. To reiterate, that’s not happening right now - the virus would need to change to see a prolonged person-to-person spread begin. 

Sources: KFF Health News, CNN

Best Read:

Bird Flu Is Spreading. Why Aren’t More People Getting Tested? - NY Times

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