H1N1 Is on the Rise in the USA!!!
Help Reduce Cross Contamination
The following are excerpts
taken from the CDC website about Swine flu:
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
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
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
What are ABC products that can help reduce cross-contamination from these common
Sanitizing Wipes (antiseptic)
Disinfectants with Influenza A
(common flu) claim:
EarthForce™ Impact 256
The Big 1
EarthForce™ Neutral Lemon
EarthForce™ Neutra Fresh
Lemon Odor 19-30
Rough & Ready
Disinfectant Deodorizer New 360° valve!
Fresh Disinfectant Deodorizer
Disinfectant Deodorizer (total relase fogger)
CleanSwipes Surface Disinfectant
EarthForce™ Really Works® Terra Clean Power