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What the Flu Is Costing You (Infographic) Nearly every state in the U.S. is reporting a higher number of flu cases. Here is a breakdown of what the outbreak can potentially cost your employees and your business.

By Kathleen Davis

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The flu outbreak in the United States has been making headlines. According to the Center for the Disease Control, 47 states have reported a widespread outbreak of influenza.

All of those sick days take a toll on both employees' wallets, business-owners' bottom lines, and the U.S. economy as a whole. For a break down of the hidden costs of the flu and a guide to your office's potential germ hotspots, see the infographic below.

Related: 5 Ways to Avoid the Flu in the Workplace

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Kathleen Davis is the former associate editor at Entrepreneur.com.

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