With the advent of central heating, hot water and food abundance, modern man has forgotten how to protect the immune system effectively from seasonal bugs including coughs, colds and flu.
Whilst our office spaces might be open plan, airy, light and comfortable, they are very often regulated with air conditioning and or heating, with little opportunity to open a window. This leaves each one of us vulnerable to either transmitting or receiving the seasonal cold or flu bug. If the office environment does not zap us with the bug, public transport will pass it along readily when we happen to get into the wrong carriage! Never mind, “mind the gap” at this time of year it should be “mind the bug!”