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Washing your hands and other tips for avoiding that flu bug flying around the office

17 Dec 2018 11:16 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

Local employers are scrambling to keep their offices flu free after more than 80,000 Americans died from flu-related illnesses last year − the highest death toll in more than 40 years.

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Unfortunately, many workers who come to work sick pass along germs at the office, which becomes a breeding ground for disease. Studies indicate the average adult brings their fingers to the nose, mouth or eyes about 16 times per hour, and germs thrive on human touch. The flu can cost the United States up to $167 billion per year in healthcare costs and lost productivity.

That’s why local cleaning pros with Stratus Building Solutions, the nation’s leading commercial cleaning and janitorial company, have created “Fight the Office Flu” kits to help businesses stay as flu-free as possible.

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