An Outbreak at the Office

Near closing time at an office building where I work, some people on one of the floors became sick. They ran to the bathroom to vomit and no one knew what was going on. Rather than letting the janitor handle the cleanup for the workers made, they called in Charlotte Biohazard Services to take care of it. The boss thought something more sinister might have caused the workers to become sick than a simple bug, and felt that someone who is trained to deal with hazardous material would be better suited to get rid of the vomit. I was scared that some kind of viral outbreak was spreading through the building.

Until the cause of the sickness in the workers could be determined, the boss told everyone not to enter the building. I treated it as a vacation and took some time to do some leisure activities that I had been putting off because I was so busy with work. Days later, a lab report determined that the cause of the sickness was a rare super virus that the workers had contracted. I remember a couple of the workers had gone overseas for a vacation, but no one was sure if that was the cause of contraction.

Luckily the virus isn’t deadly, except for in people who have particularly weak immune systems, such as the elderly and young babies. There isn’t any real cure for the virus. The infected person simply has to let the virus run its course through the body and make sure they have plenty of fluids to drink. I haven’t been sick to the point of vomiting in many years, and I wanted to make sure that my life stayed that way. I disinfected everything that I brought home from work and wiped down the interior of my car.

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