Take out your sweaters and prepare for sniffles – cold and flu season is upon us. Starting in October and dragging out until May, the seasonal flu can hit at any time. In 2014-2015, Canada saw more than 43,000 cases of the flu – nearly doubling the previous year. Considering that 80 percent of common infections – including the flu – can be spread through contaminated hands, there’s never a more important time to remind yourself, coworkers, family and friends the importance of hand hygiene.
To make your workplace and home a healthier, more productive environment, it’s crucial to take healthy actions like getting a flu shot and establish regular hand hygiene practices.
Check out these, "5 Handy Hacks to Help You Survive Cold and Flu Season".
When using a public rest room have you ever flushed the toilet using your feet or maybe used a paper towel to avoid touching a restroom door handle? We'll you are not alone.
These germ avoidance 'life hacks' are becoming increasingly popular to stay healthy and reduce the spread of infectious diseases - especially during flu season.
According to a recent healthy hand washing survey, the following are popular "actions taken in public restrooms to avoid touching anything."
Read more about popular ‘life hacks’ for germy places in this recent DebMed Blog article.