Everyone around seems to be coming down with the seasonal flu; the weather is getting chillier. That means closed spaces with little ventilation that gives rise to germs. The flu spreads very fast, since everyone is either coughing or sneezing, sending germs into the air.
Even though the flu is generally not fatal or serious, it can be quite miserable. Runny nose, sneezing, aching body, cough, sometimes fever and overall discomfort are classic symptoms of this yearly viral infection.
Preventing the Flu from Spreading
There are certain things you can do, however, to prevent the flu from getting around. Some of these are things that individuals can do; others are more widespread, institutional level measures that are worth carrying out.
Some measures can be taken before and others even during flu season because you’ll be able to minimize the effects and outbreak this way.
Get flu shots
Anyone above 6 months old can get a flu shot. An annual flu shot is recommended to avoid catching the infection altogether. Vaccines are one of the most effective measures to protect yourself, your family and the people around you.
Many individuals prefer getting these from hospitals, but schools tend to offer them too.
Take time off or avoid close contact
If you do get sick, avoid coming into work or school for a couple of days. Not only will this keep people around you from catching the bug from you, but it will allow you time off to rest and recuperate.
If you can’t miss work or school, avoid coming in close contact with other people. Don’t share spoons, forks, mugs or get too snug with people around you. Bodily fluids, such as saliva, transfer bacteria.
Clean Your Spaces and Belongings Thoroughly
Practicing better hygiene habits, including handwashing regularly, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and avoid shaking hands without cleaning up are important individual measures you can take. Millions of germs are exchanged through small physical gestures as well and you don’t want to be the one passing them on to everyone around you.
However, bacteria don’t just settle on crockery and cutlery; your home is a breeding ground for these minuscule monsters. But it can be tough to clean when you’re sick. Hire us for a thorough apartment cleaning service and we’ll be sure to get rid of any dirt, dust and minimize the germs that could cause illness.
Sanitize spaces such as classrooms and hospitals
For better control over the spread of flu, be sure to call in a professional school and office cleaning service like ours.
Based in Bakersfield, CA, we offer various home and commercial cleaning services including sanitization services. Through effective cleaning, you can get rid of germs and bacteria resting in the environment.