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GOJO Shares Five Tips To Enjoy Holidays WIthout Getting Flu 

The holiday season is approaching and it is that time of year which is spent with friends and family for celebrations. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season flu might be affecting all people, as its report shows regional and widespread action of flu in nearly half of the country. So, it may spoil the festive time with family by being bedridden and sick. As a result, people are much likely to miss the festival activities and the precious moments spent with loved ones.

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While preparing the home for spending the holidays it is mandatory to spread love instead of germs. This is now possible because GOJO has shared the best tips to avoid flu this festive season.  Here is what everyone should know and follow.

 1: Disinfect the common surfaces- Clean and disinfect all surfaces that are touched frequently in the home before and after the party such as handrails, doorknobs, refrigerators handle, light switches, and remote controls. The things that are touched by everyone in the home carry germs that can make any visiting guest and the host sick.

Try to use a broad-spectrum one-step surface disinfectant keeping in mind its safety level around the pets and children. The disinfectant can kill the germs rapidly and keep the surface clean and devoid of contamination. Use disposable paper towels in place of sponge.

2: Be careful while cleaning the kitchen- According to the National Sanitation Foundation, the food preparation area contains more germs, bacteria, and fecal contamination as compared to other surfaces or areas in the home. Before and after cooking apply disinfectant on the kitchen tops.

The surface of the kitchen should remain wet for the specific time mentioned on the disinfectant. There should separate cutting boards for the vegetables, fruits and raw meat.

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3: While preparing the food to wash hands properly- Wash them for at least 20 sec before and after the cooking and especially after handling and preparing raw meat and vegetables.

This is the best and easiest method to keep the kitchen and food free of germs and bacterial contamination which in turn saves everyone from getting sick.

4: Use hand sanitizers, whenever needed- More than 80% of the diseases are spread through hands so it is necessary to use hand sanitizer it should b placed in the key location where it is easily accessible. It is the best way to prevent the germ from spreading and save guests from illness.

The sanitizer used for killing germs must contain 60% alcohol and is placed near the food serving area.

5: Restock and clean the bathrooms- Place the liquid hand wash near the sink and a fresh roll of tissue papers for drying the hands or any clean towel. Restock or refill the soap bottle and tissue box at regular intervals. Empty the trash basket daily. Clean the toilets, countertops with disinfectant.

These are easy things to follow. This way it would get easier for everyone to ditch the seasonal infections and all spoilers which could ruin holidays.



Areeba Hussain

The author is a fulltime medical and healthcare writer. She graduated in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. Her areas of prime interest are medicine, medical technology, disease awareness, and research analysis. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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