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Fighting the Flu, One Surface at a Time

The winter months can be a very challenging time for many people. It is the one season that can lay claim to having the most reported cases of Americans affected by the influenza virus (flu). It is reported that anywhere from five to 20 percent of Americans will be affected by the flu annually. This year has been a special challenge with U.S. cases of the flu reaching epidemic proportions in January.

Sick people are everywhere, coughing and sneezing, potentially spreading the flu virus. How can you avoid getting sick or making other people sick? While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them and always practice good hygiene. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth. In addition to washing our hands and practicing proper hygiene, consumers should use disinfectant products to protect their home and work environments.

If you or someone in your home is infected with the flu use a disinfectant product to clean your surfaces, door handles, light switches and toilet seats. At work the same can be done for keyboards, computer mouses and personal work areas.

To learn more about the value of antimicrobial products in fighting the spread of microorganisms that cause disease or illness, please visit www.aboutgerms.com.

About Brigid Klein

Brigid D. Klein is the Vice President & General Counsel Corporate Secretary of CSPA
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