QUIZ: How the Flu Affects our Wallet

economic impact of the flu

The flu can do quite a number on our us: fever, runny nose, and other unpleasant symptoms that make us want to stay under the covers and sleep for days. With an average 5 to 20 percent  of the U.S. population catching the flu every year, it’s more than just our bodies that feel the effects of this contagious virus. Find out how much the flu has an economic impact in this brief quiz:

You can take measures to help prevent catching the flu! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccination as the best prevention.

Other ways you can help prevent germ spread at work:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Use a commercial cleaning service like the Coverall Program that focuses on reducing the risk of illness and infection and uses hospital-grade disinfectants to kill germs.

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