As you know, influenza is one of the most common diseases spread through contact with unsanitized public restrooms. But this risk of infection might have increased in the past few years. The flu is a much more dangerous threat than many people realize. It causes extreme sickness, sometimes leading to lasting conditions or even death among the unhealthy. The elderly and children suffer the most, making it imperative for daycare centers and nursing homes to pay special attention to the sanitization of their facilities. Read on to find out more about the increase of influenza infection rates.
What is the Number One Infection?
In the 2016-2017 flu season, the highest rate of infection comes from the H3N2 strain. While all strains have been particularly vulnerable to drugs such as oseltamivir, peramivir, and zanamivir, the CDC has reported an increase of infection rates since November. The CDC also recommends a flu vaccine every six months to ensure proper protection from the infection. The flu comes with extreme fatigue, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, fever, headache, body aches, and more. This can put anyone out of commission for almost two weeks, but for the elderly and children, it can be even longer. Daycare centers and nursing homes have restrooms that are particularly prone to harboring the infection; sanitizing these restrooms has a drastic effect on the rate of infection.
Is There Good News?
So far, this flu season, infection rates have been below epidemic levels. However, this doesn’t exactly mean anything positive. The infection spreading across the country can still cause many problems and can still infect many individuals. Thirteen states, including Pennsylvania, have reported regional infection rates. This means that certain locations have had localized outbreaks; this could potentially be because of improper sanitization. It’s certainly not helped by unsanitized public restrooms. While there have been no pediatric related deaths this season, keeping it that way is imperative. Make sure your restroom is properly sanitized and disinfected by having a professional like Enviro-Master of Mid-Atlantic take care of the problem.
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