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Top Tips to Prevent the Flu in Your Office

Sick in the office

Instead of spreading your germs around the office, stay home and get well soon!

No one wants influenza to pay them a visit. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by the flu virus. It can cause mild to severe illnesses and at times can lead to death. Symptoms of this virus include fever or feverish chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea. So how do you keep this virus from infecting you while you are at work? By following these tips.

Getting Vaccinated

We all know how quickly these viruses can spread around your office. When desks are in close proximity and people sharing items, it can lead to colds and viruses all year. Every year millions of Americans comes down with the virus. Don’t take the risk of being one of them and get the vaccine for it.

Washing Your Hands

About 80 percent of all infectious diseases are spread by touching things. Handwashing is one of the most effective ways of preventing you contracting the virus. Use soap and water to scrub both of your hands for 20 to 30 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to cover your hands thoroughly and rub it in.

Wiping Surfaces

Keep anti-bacterial wipes on your keyboards, mouse, desk, and other equipment that is frequently touched. Make sure to do this in your own work area, when using other people’s equipment, in the breakroom, or when using a public phone.

Avoid Transmission

One way to avoid transmission from person to person is to use an elbow cough. This motion may look and feel awkward but it can help you cut down on spreading germs when a tissue isn’t available. If you sneeze or cough into a tissue, make sure to dispose of it right away. Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth to help keep germs to a minimum and to avoid them making their way into your body. When you are feeling ill, it is important to stay home and nurse yourself back to health instead of saving your sick days and infecting others in the office.

The best thing you can do for your employees during cold and flu season is to hire a professional commercial cleaning company to disinfect your office as often as it is needed. For more information on our commercial cleaning services, call Ivete’s Cleaning Service today!

Avoiding the Flu in Your Office!

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