The flu season is here. According to the Center Disease Control (CDC), the peak months catching flu is from December to March, with the month of February the top month. To know how to reduce the risk of catching the flu, it is first important to know how the flu spreads.
Flu is often passed person to person. People with the flu can actually spread flu germs other people up at six feet away. When someone coughs or sneezes, germ droplets can land on a person who is not so weak to infect them with the flu virus. Beyond coughing or sneezing, healthy people can catch flu harmful bacteria from coming into contact with points (table tops, keyboards, faucet knobs, toilet flushing) from the carrying flu virus touch. To avoid this, you should always wash your hands and make sure you avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth during the day.
Although the flu virus is highly contagious, there are certain steps you can take to ensure you decrease significantly the risk of catching the flu virus. These include the following:
Wash your hands
Make sure that you wash your hands throughout the day. Do not wash your hands immediately after using the restroom, make it a habit to wash your hands regularly throughout the day regardless of menial tasks can be. Just because you can not see germs such as flu virus, does not mean they are not there.
Avoid contact in restroom
As you use your school or office restroom (or any restroom facilities), try to avoid contact with any of the equipment in the restroom. Many offices and schools have leaned latest technology to help them combat bacterial public restroom. These decisions have generally been made because of the outcry from staff and students alike for clean restroom facilities. If you currently do not have access to the toilet with touch-free equipment, ask your teacher, supervisor or manager of the opportunities.
Some touch free bathroom equipment options are automatic toilet flushers, automatic faucets and soap dispensers, and hands free feminine waste disposal units just to name a few. These special products allow you to use the restroom facilities without having to come into contact with any of the equipment inside the restroom.
You do not have to be a victim to the flu virus this flu season. Take precautionary steps listed above and be proactive in avoiding some of these potential areas germ.