Infographic: The Cost Of Getting The Flu

May 3, 2012Health Careby EW News Desk Team

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A staggering $87.1 billion is taken out of the US economy every year as a result of the flu season, as people who fall ill are unable to attend work and are forced to receive medical treatment for their ailment.

In addition, up to 15 percent of the world’s population is infected with the flu each year, with the illness affecting the finances of individuals, businesses and the general economy.

Should flu vaccination be more widespread in order to combat the economic impact of catching the flu? Check out this infographic which shows how sick days add up, as well as the financial consequences to businesses and the economy once the flu season hits.

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Cost of the Flu Infographic

Source: FrugalDad.com

 

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