Many people do not consider flu to be a very serious viral infection. This misunderstands
the illness because it is often controlled by home-made remedies and over the
These are the
main reasons why large numbers of people do not take the vaccination against
the flu. However, flu can be a very illness leading to many days in bed and
even loss of life. In business terms it can cost billions. The countries that
experience wet, cold winters are the most affected by the occurrence and spread
of flu among their populations.
Flu and the
Absenteeism is causes major losses to industry and commerce each year. Even
though flu is easy to treat and lasts for a relatively short period, extreme
flu cases can be serious and could even be deadly.
Many people are susceptible to catching a flu especially through
interaction with infected people. One of the reasons id that not everyone is
prepared to have the flu vaccination each year.
There is a school of thought that believes the flu vaccination
offers less than a 50% protection because the nature of the virus changes year
on year. Exposure to people with the infection is the only way to catch flu –
it is a common misconception that flu can be caused by exposure to cold.
The virus is often confused for a cold because the two share most
of the symptoms. The virus is however more dangerous because it is debilitating
and can lead to other infections and even pneumonia. These further infections
lead to increased time off work while recovery takes place.
Effects of absenteeism
through illness can have an adverse effect your business or your employers business.
• Absenteeism can negatively affect the overall performance of the business and
loss of business opportunities. When employees are absent through illness their
colleagues are required to put in extra effort and longer hours. Potentially
this leads to loss of efficiency, effectiveness and even loss of customers.
• Absenteeism due to flu may require businesses to pay extra for the increased
number of hours the other workers are putting in. The employer may also be
required to pay temporary staff as replacements as a result of absences
The flu virus leads to billions of losses to the world economy every year. This
is due to absenteeism of workforce and the related effects of absenteeism. It
is important that people, especially those that experience cold and wet winter
seasons, to take the vaccinations against the virus in order to reduce the
losses made annually.
at your place of work or in your business will improve the health of your
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