5 Symptoms of the Flu Every Office Manager Should Recognize

The temperature is dropping, kids are picking out their Halloween costumes, and sniffles and sneezes may soon be taking over your office. That’s right—flu season is right around the corner, and it may soon be making its way to your employees!

Five of the most common flu symptoms include:

  • Fatigue. Have you noticed that an employee who’s normally upbeat and ready to tackle any task is suddenly feeling sluggish? Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC would like to remind you that the Center for Disease Control has rated persistent fatigue as one of the most common early symptoms of influenza.
  • Fever. Most flu victims find themselves dealing with a sudden fever that can last anywhere from three days to a week. If an employee has a fever of over 103 degrees, instruct him or her to go to the hospital immediately, as this may be a symptom of something more dangerous than the flu.
  • Aches and pains. Another common symptom of the flu? Muscle aches and pains spread throughout the body. Employees may complain of body soreness or take aspirin multiple times a day because they are mistaking inflammation for a migraine or post-gym soreness.
  • Dizziness and confusion. If your employee is feeling dizzy or confused, sitting him or her down with a glass of water and having the person take the rest of the day off is recommended. This is also one of the most serious signs of the flu.
  • Symptoms that come out of nowhere. Have you noticed that a large number of your employees have become ill seemingly overnight? Unlike the common cold, flu symptoms can appear abruptly—and quickly become contagious.
  • At Minch Professional Cleaning Services, LLC, we know that keeping a hygienic office is important to you. Our commercial cleaning services can help keep office managers and their employees healthier this coming flu season by eliminating germs before they can cause illness. Give our team a call today at 267-202-4412 for more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.