That coworker you buddy up to and take turns sharing jokes with might be the one person to get you sick this flu season.

According to a survey from Walgreens, 40% of people admitted to going to work while sick with the flu. Ten percent admitted to going to social gatherings. With flu season on the rise, it is quickly becoming costly not only to employees, but also businesses.

As we see increased cases of the flu across Central Florida, the CDC has a county-by-county breakdown of the cases this season. Click here for the full map.

While it can be costly for individuals, it also costs employers across the country billions of dollars in lost productivity. During the 2017 flu season, businesses lost close to $9 Billion in productivity. The experts with UBA have tips and tricks to keep your employees healthy, and keep your business productivity high during flu season.