How To Protect Your Home From The Influenza Virus

The 2010-2011 Flu Season has started and the Center for Disease Control expects that the H1N1 influenza virus (i.e “Swine Flu“) will play a large role in The North Georgia Mountains and worldwide, as in 2009-2010. Last year, the virus reached pandemic status — the first time that’s happened in 40 years.

In public places, avoiding “germy” places can be difficult. But within your home, you can easily create germ-free spaces.  This 4-minute interview from NBC’s The Today Show teaches about the flu virus, and how to protect yourself.

A few of the cleanliness tips shared include:

  • Flu virus can live for up to 8 hours on a household surface
  • Computer keyboards carry 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat
  • Make sure your cleaning tools (i.e. sponges, mops) are, themselves, clean

The video also shares tips for keeping a cleaner, safer home, plus facts on the influenza virus.

Stay clean, stay healthy, and consider vaccinations. The flu virus hospitalizes 200,000 people each year.

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