H1N1 Flu Awareness  

Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers: 

The CDC stressed the importance of washing hands. If water and soap are not available, alcohol based hand sanitizers are a good choice. 

  • Aero Hand Sanitizing Wipes 7830 
  • Aero Fast Foaming Alcohol 6585 
  • Aero Care Hand Aid Alcohol Gel 6605

 

Controlling H1N1 (Swine Influenza A)  

Products to consider: 

  • Hospital Surface Disinfectant 4571 
  • Linen Fresh Surface Disinfectant 4641 
  • Clean Swipe Disinfecting Wipes 7840 
  • Earth Force Impact 256 Disinfectant 6532 
  • Earth Force Neutral Lemon Disinfectant 6486 
  • Bio-Tek Tek-Phene Disinfectant 6701Lemon Odor 6167 
  • Bio-Tek Tek Trol 6700 
  • BR-62B 6202 
  • The Big 1 6229 
  • The CDDS Force Disinfectant Restroom Cleaner 6167 
  • Pine-O-Dis 6169 
  • Pine 4 6557 
  • Rough & Ready 6479 
  • T/R Hospital Disinfectant 4691 

 For the most comprehensive information on H1N1 Influenza(Swine flu), please visit http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/. 

TIP! Use disinfectants to get rid of H1N1 Swine Flu on hard, non-porous surfaces! 

Disinfectants that are effective against seasonal flu (Influenza A) on hard, non-porous surfaces will most likely work against Swine Influenza as well. 

[The] EPA believes, based on available scientific information, that the currently registered influenza A virus products will be effective against the 2009-H1N1 flu strain and other influenza A virus strains on hard, non-porous surfaces. 

Source: U.S. EPA 

Other Useful Information about Swine Flu: 

The following information is based on information obtained from the following CDC web site: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm 

What is H1N1 flu? 

2009 H1N1 (sometimes called “swine flu”) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Icon (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway. 

Source: CDC 

What should I do to keep from getting the flu? 

Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.* 

Source: CDC 

What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu? 

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. CDC recommends that when you wash your hands -- with soap and warm water -- that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used.* You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands. 

Source: CDC 

What about disinfectants? 

The H1N1 Influenza virus is a close cousin to the Influenza A virus that causes common flu. Viruses can be spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. According to the U.S. EPA, disinfectants that are effective against seasonal flu (Influenza A) on hard, non-porous surfaces will most likely work against H1N1 Influenza as well.  

Source: U.S. EPA