Working while being sick can have a negative impact on coworkers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Flu and cold season is in full force. But trying to tough it out by continuing to go to work, is not the best idea.
In fact, doctors warn it can pose more of a problem to your co-workers.
Going to work sick can spread an already contagious virus faster.
This is due mostly to working in close quarters.
Doctors and hospitals say that while it may not seem like a big deal to you, it will be, if you wind up giving it to everyone around you.
"There's a lot of influenza and other viruses going around that are causing quite a few problems and they're pretty contagious, especially when you're coughing and having fevers. Don't want to spread those to co-workers or to anybody else if you don't need to," Emergency Medicine Resident, HSHS St. John's Mark Baker said.
Some reminders during the flu and cold season; make sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables but don't share your food or drinks with anyone. Be especially careful if you think they are sick.
Finally, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water.