Flu season is here once more, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that this can last all through to the month of May this year. A prolonged flu season means a possibility that your family may be exposed to the sickness for a longer period of time, making it easier to catch the highly contagious flu.
The flu can turn into a serious illness, so it is very important to protect your family from it. Getting flu shots is highly suggested, as this is will be your first line of defense against the flu. Aside from that, there are other additional ways to help prevent the spread of flu: Personal hygiene is important. Always making sure to wash your hands is important as well. Cleaning and disinfecting your home is also another way of preventing the spread of the virus.
Routinely cleaning your home and workspace helps prevent spreading the infection is also good practice. Sanitizing any common ‘point of contact’ like doorknobs, light switches, mobile phone screens, countertops and railings help in minimizing the spread of infection as well.
You can look at a more detailed explanation below of how to prevent and control the flu at its various stages in the infographic by Clean Conscience Denver.