28-10-2014Javier Coll

Palma/Madrid.—Between 10 and 17 percent of sick days taken in Spain are down to the influenza virus, costing Spanish firms over 60 million lost work hours at a cost of over €1 billion  every year, new figures show.
Flu is the ailment that causes the most problems for Spanish businesses, according to new estimates by workplace insurance company Prevención Fremap.
Unsurprisingly flu causes the most headaches for Spanish firms during the winter months, especially in January. Spanish workers on average take between five and seven days off work a year because of flu according to Manuel Gómez López, director of Fremap’s department of medicine in the workplace.


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