During the winter season, the flu virus is most active and spreads incredibly easily. The Centers for Disease Control says infected people can transmit the flu to others from more than 1.5 meters away.
This means, wherever you go, exposure to the flu virus is almost inevitable. Despite this, there are ways to prevent exposure and protect yourself and your family from illness. General awareness and avoidance, when needed, are a great start that allows you and your family to be more aware of handwashing, maintaining hydration, vaccinations, and the potential use of natural remedies to prevent disease.
Areas where the flu virus is most easily transmitted
It’s hard to avoid crowds in malls, especially during the holidays. Many of us would rather shop fast and efficiently without the risk of infection. But given the crowd of people rushing to the malls, touching all the wider germs, the risk is high.
Today, however, the beauty of online shopping allows us to do all our shopping quickly and efficiently without leaving the comfort of home.
SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS
Children are number one in the spread of germs during the winter season. Teach your children to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, wash their hands often, and drink plenty of fluids. It will be a long road, but it will help prevent the spread of germs and viruses.
Like schools and kindergartens, the flu virus is no stranger to most office buildings. But unlike children in kindergartens and schools, adults are aware of ways the virus spreads and the responsibility of behavior in preventing it.
Even though it is cold, you regularly irradiate the offices, and if you feel sick yourself, do yourself and your colleagues a favor and stay at home.
Public transport is a breeding ground for germs and viruses. They are not well disinfected and are often filled with hundreds and sometimes thousands of people a day.
Aircraft are especially risky during the holidays. So much so that the Centers for Disease Control has developed guidelines for aircraft crews to help them identify sick passengers and provide care.
If you are traveling this winter season, take the necessary precautions to protect your family.
Since the flu virus is so common in the winter months, the emphasis should be on the so-called winter wellness. Humidifiers are one of the lesser-known ways to achieve winter wellness in homes to improve air quality.
Studies show that proper hydration reduces the flu by 30%.
It is best to leave the protection of premises and facilities to professionals who are trained in management and protection, so contact us with confidence because our staff has everything you need for a safe stay indoors.