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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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May 28, 2024
Michigan leading the way on H5N1

Bird Flu News:

  • The US, Canada, and Europe are taking steps to acquire or manufacture H5N1 vaccines that could be used to protect at-risk workers. (Reuters)
  • Meanwhile, scientists are working on an mRNA vaccine against H5N1, which might be easier to tweak for specific mutations that arise in the virus. (US News)
  • The MI dairy worker was identified via daily, active monitoring, which is ongoing for about 350 workers nationwide. (MMWR)
  • The USDA announced that viral particles were found in muscle from sick dairy cows but emphasized that no meat from these cows entered the food supply. (USDA)

Health News:

  • Leafy greens may be responsible for nearly 10% of all foodborne illness. (Journal of Food Protection) 
  • Simple urine tests may be the next frontier in cancer detection. (MedPage Today)
  • A measles case on a flight into LAX exposed travelers for about 5 hours during a layover at the airport. (LA County) 
  • The family of a CT woman who died from an allergic reaction to a cookie filed suit against the grocery store, 11 of its employees, and the manufacturer. (News12 CT)
  • COVID may be rising thanks to the FLiRT variants, but it’s unlikely to cause major concern this summer. (Washington Post)
  • FL scientists are studying armadillos to understand if they’re causing the spike in human leprosy cases in the state. (KFF Health News)
  • Nestle is launching a new frozen food line geared toward GLP-1 users, like those on Ozempic. (Healthline)
  • 100 cases of the rare Salmonella Africana are still not linked to a source. (FDA)

Mental Health & Substance Use News:

  • Texas is ranked the worst state for mental health care, with Georgia and Alabama close behind. Vermont ranked best. (Benefit News)
  • 75% of Americans in a recent survey felt that mental health issues were treated worse than physical health issues. (Washington Post)

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide or need help, call 988 or message the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741. 


Best Questions:

Does the recent study in mice mean that people can get bird flu from drinking raw milk or eating contaminated food? 

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine fed mice contaminated milk from cows sick with H5N1 from an infected herd in New Mexico. Within a day, the mice became ill, and later high viral load was found in the respiratory organs and mammary tissue and somewhat high in other organs. They concluded that milk from infected cows could pose a risk to animals when untreated, which we can extrapolate to posing a risk for humans, as well. We already knew that it killed half of the cats on two dairy farms, so this isn’t totally new, but it does underscore the risk to mammals. In short, it’s very possible that drinking raw milk from a sick cow could pass H5N1 to humans, and we don’t know if it will be a mild eye infection like dairy workers get (who are exposed via aerosolized particles and droplets on surfaces) or more serious due to the different viral levels and manner of transmission. Drinking normal grocery store milk is safe because the pasteurization process kills the virus. We don’t have any info yet on whether these results extend to eating the meat of infected cows, though we do know that cooking meat to medium-well or well-done drastically reduces viral levels in the lab. 

Sources: CIDRAP, NY Times, USDA

Does Michigan actually have more bird flu or just more testing?

While we’re hearing a lot about Michigan’s H5N1 outbreaks, that doesn’t mean they have it worse than other states - instead, it’s likely that Michigan actually has the best surveillance and public health response. At last count, Michigan had 19 infected dairy herds, more than any other state. The second dairy worker in the U.S. to test positive for bird flu was in Michigan, but unlike the first, this case was identified through public health monitoring of exposed workers. In Michigan, state officials have taken a much more active approach, in part because they know first hand how bad bird flu can be based on their experience having to cull millions of poultry over the past two years. Their state Dept. of Agriculture declared an animal health emergency, which includes some biosecurity requirements, and there seems to be more cooperation with public health authorities by farm owners, managers, and workers. Given all that information, we suspect that Michigan is a leading indicator of what’s actually happening across the U.S. 

Sources: STAT, APHIS

Best Read:

‘New Territory’ for Americans: Deadly Heat in the Workplace - The New York Times

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