Preventing the Flu from Spreading By Sanitation

Preventing the Flu from Spreading By Sanitation

With the flu season currently in full swing, it’s important to know what steps you can take to prevent the spread of unwanted germs within your office.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) released a statement a couple weeks ago saying the “flu remains widespread across most of the country and severity indicators are still high”. As of February 6th 2015, the flu-associated hospitalization rate among people 65 and older is the highest rate recorded since CDC began tracking that data in 2005.

Recently the public questioned the CDC whether the U.S. is facing a flu epidemic or not. Their response was that the United States experiences epidemics of seasonal flu each year, and right now all of CDC’s influenza surveillance systems are showing elevated activity. It’s not quite an epidemic, but scientists say it’s very close.
So let’s talk prevention. How can you protect yourselves and your loved ones against the spread of this awful virus? It first starts with basic hygiene. Wash your hands once at least every hour, and be sure to clean surfaces routinely touched with a disinfecting solution.

\Work places are among the worst locations to keep clean. Dozens of people may enter and exit at any time, touching anything in their path. It’s important to disinfect these surfaces as often as possible. Carpets should be cleaned thoroughly as dust, dirt, and other harmful bacteria may live deep within fibers.

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