Influenza A, H3N2 Sweeping Area; It's Time to Get Serious About Preventing Spread of Disease
By Julie Perine on January 09, 2018
- Cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing; using tissue and immediately discarding or using the elbow/sleeve to prevent spread of droplets in the air. Those particles can travel some distance, Povroznik said.
- Wash hands often. Soap and water are best, but don’t discount he benefit of alcohol wipes, which can easily be carried in the pocket or purse. Wipe T-zone: across eyes, nose and mouth, keeping germs from entering those mucus membranes. The bottom line: Practice good hygiene and make it a habit.
- Clean home and work areas often as germs can remain on surfaces up to 48 hours. Especially if someone is sick, wipe down countertops, door knobs, telephones, remote controls, etc.