With outbreaks of Swine Flu you may receive phone calls from distributors or end users.
These are the responses you should give:
Q. Do you have any products to protect against /or / prevent someone from catching Swine Flu?
A. The best precaution to help prevent the spread of the flu is frequent and thorough HAND WASHING with any of our liquid, foam, or spray hand cleansers. Antibacterial products are not required, but may be used as a matter of personal preference.
Q. Can I use alcohol based hand sanitisers?
A. As a supplement to frequent and thorough hand washing, hand sanitisers can be used.
Q. What is Swine Flu?
A. Swine Flu is caused by type A influenza viruses. Germs can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth. Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. Germs can be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.
Q. Where can I get more information?
A. For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/swineflu
Q. What should I do to keep from getting the flu?
A. First and most importantly: WASH YOUR HANDS
- Apply hand cleaner to hands.
- Wet hands with warm water and work soap into lather.
- Vigorously rub together all surfaces of lathered hands, including fingers, nails and around cuticles for at least 15 seconds. This is the most important step: the friction will help remove dirt and micro-organisms.
- Rinse hands thoroughly under running water to remove all lather.
- Dry hands thoroughly with paper towel.
Other precautions stated by the Centers for Disease Control:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Alcohol-based sanitisers may also be used as a supplement to proper hand washing.