Cold and Flu at Work On the Rise -- How to Avoid Them

flu at work
flu at work

Wearing a surgical mask to work might be a little extreme, but you should know that some extra precautions are necessary now that cold and flu season is in full swing. Nearly 36 million people, or nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population, report they're experiencing cold and flu like symptoms even as you read this. Look around you -- more than one in ten of your co-workers are probably contagious.