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Why you shouldn’t come to work when you’re sick…Matt.

Over the last two weeks every single person on the Heads Up team has gotten sick. It’s all thanks to one man. That man is Matt.


You may know Matt as the guy who writes our weekly blog wrap up. Well, about a week and a half ago, Matt came into the office not feeling too well.

Matt didn’t know this at the time, but he had the flu. The typical incubation period for the flu is one to four days. If Matt had come in for just that day we might have been okay. But after taking one day off,  he came back. Sadly (for us), adults can be contagious from the day before symptoms begin through five to 10 days after the illness starts.

Inevitably, someone else was bound to get sick. That person was Megan, who did the right thing when she realized she was sick and took a few days off until she was feeling better.

While getting over it she made sure to:

  1. Drink lots of fluids
  2. Stay warm
  3. Get lots of rest

WHICH IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU ARE SICK!

Now, I know you’re probably all wondering about me.  Well, I got hit with a double whammy as my family also gave me a cold. Let me tell you – having a cold and the flu at the same time is not fun. I also took a few days off as well and am now back at work getting over my sickness.  Interestingly, a regular case of the flu typically resolves after three to seven days for the majority of people. However, cough and fatigue can persist for more than two weeks.

And you have to think – if you’re down and out with a cold and flu, how much energy do you really have to be safe?

But I’m feeling fine.

Statistics Found:

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-statistics

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/12-tips-prevent-colds-flu-1?page=1-2

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