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    ~ Figure Skating Is My Passion ~ Ladskater's Avatar
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    Why would a co-worker come to work with Strep Throat

    A co-worker today announced to us today at work that she was diagnosed with strep throat last night! She came into work today! She is on anti-biotics, but I just read on the web that a person should wait at least 24 hours to return to work or school once they start the medication. Unreal!

    Hope I don't get Strep.

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    bugs are smarter than we are bronxgirl's Avatar
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    Do you sit near her? Share common items at work?

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    Yes, telephone, cash register, etc.

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    Boy, keep your hands washed and don't touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

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    Grgranny:

    Thanks!!!! I already have washed my hands about 150 times today; I will try to follow your advice.

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    Those little bottles of alcohol based hand cleanser seem to also work well (and they have lots of nice scents now too). There havae been some nice studies showing that they do seem to work well aganst common bacteria.

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    try wearing a surgical mask, and maybe your colleague will take a hint!!

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    Da' Spellin' Homegirl Grgranny's Avatar
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    That's a great idea. I just can't believe someone would go to
    work contagious like that.

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    Why would a co-worker come to work with Strep
    Because they are stupid!:sheesh: I use to hate when I was working and someone would come in sick. I worked in a small office and sure enough all of us would end up with what ever the sick person had! Usually the reason someone comes in sick to work is that the company doesn't provide sick days. So no work no pay.

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    dlkksk8fan:

    I know what you mean! One of the other gals, complained of a sore throat today - oh, oh.

    I like the surgical mask idea! I thought of wearing gloves, but did not want my fellow workers to think I was weird!!!!

    Thanks!!

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