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By Nicole Niemiec for Prevention

PreventionIt can seem like the heroic move: You’re under the weather but you tell yourself you’re not that sick, and in an effort to show your boss what you’re made of (and not fall behind), you trudge to work regardless.

That’s what 31% of Americans do no matter how contagious they may be, according to a recent survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of Clorox. But that’s bad news when you consider the potential severity of what’s going around this flu season.

Keep reading to see why you should consider calling in sick the next time you feel under the weather…

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