The Flu – A Bonus from Work Nobody Wants
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The flu is a serious contagious disease. Not only does having the flu make you feel miserable, for some people the flu can be fatal. In fact, tens of thousands of people die from the flu in North America, each year.
WHAT’S THE DANGER?
Your workplace provides many opportunities for people to interact and often in close quarters. More interaction, in close contact, increases the risk for respiratory illnesses like the flu to spread.
The flu virus is mainly spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes. This is why it’s so easy to spread the virus in the close quarters of an office, shop floor, clinic, classroom or other workplace.