H1N1 Is on the Rise in the USA!!!

Help Reduce Cross Contamination

The following are excerpts taken from the CDC website about Swine flu: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/swineflu_you.htm

The Fight for Infection Control-Help Reduce Cross-Contamination!

What is Swine Flu? Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. In late March and early April 2009, cases of human infection with swine influenza A viruses were first reported in Southern California and near Guadalupe County, Texas. Other U.S. states have reported cases of swine flu infection in humans and cases have beenreported internationally as well.

What should I do to keep from getting the flu? First and most important: wash your hands.

What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu? Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. We recommend 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. 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.

What about disinfectants? Swine Influenza A 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. Guidance published by the CDC on April 24, 2009 for infection control in healthcare settings advises that "disinfection strategies used during influenza seasons can be applied to the environmental management of swine influenza" The implication here is that products effective against Influenza A should also be effective against Swine Influenza A.

What are ABC products that can help reduce cross-contamination from these common surfaces?

Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers:
7830                                                     Hand Sanitizing Wipes (antiseptic)
6605                                                     Hand-Aid (non-foam gel)
6585                                                     Fast (foam)

Disinfectants with Influenza A (common flu) claim:

Item #                EPA Reg.#                  Product
6700                  3862-117                     BioTek™ TekTrol
6701                  3862.178                     BioTek™ TekPhene
6532                  1839-167                      EarthForce™ Impact 256
6202                  1839-166                     BR-62B
6229                  1839-79                        The Big 1
6486                  1839-169                      EarthForce™ Neutral Lemon
6488                  1839-169                      EarthForce™ Neutra Fresh
6167                  3862-53                         Lemon Odor 19-30
6169                  3862-86                         Pine-o-Dis 19-30
6479                  3862-112                      Rough & Ready
6557                  3862-104                      Pine 4

4571                  3862-104                      Hospital Disinfectant Deodorizer New 360° valve!
4641                  3862-104                      Linen Fresh Disinfectant Deodorizer
4691                  3862-104                      Surface Disinfectant Deodorizer (total relase fogger)

7840                  59894-10                         CleanSwipes Surface Disinfectant
7804                  1839-190                         EarthForce™ Really Works® Terra Clean Power Towels™