Is influenza on your gift list this year?
December is typically the height of the flu season and holiday parties can be a swap meet for pathogens. Holiday hugs, handshakes and conversations may include germs that will make you sick. If you are attending or hosting a party this season, you need to know how to keep your guests, family and yourself safe from infection.
“The holidays are the most social time of the year, and when people get together, germs come along too,” said Steve Zimmerman, director of healthcare services for ServiceMaster Clean. His company specializes in cleaning hospitals, offices and schools, so they are experts in infection control.
“You can’t eliminate the pathogens people may carry with them, but there are many things you can do to protect yourself and others from contamination,” he noted. “A little knowledge can help prevent a lot of illness this time of year.”
Here are the ServiceMaster Clean top seven tips for avoiding holiday flu infection:
Be aware of these seven hygiene tips and you’ll likely have a much happier, healthier holiday season.