Flu bugs? Not so easy to spot.

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - If only flu bugs were big and brightly coloured. Then they would be easy to spot. But alas, they're microscopic. So you may be surprised to learn that the germs that cause colds and flu could be hiding on a number of surfaces throughout your home. Good news. You can still beat them even if you can't see them. Consider getting a flu shot. Health Canada now recommends that, in addition to other high risk groups, all healthy children get a flu vaccination.

Prevention is the best medicine.

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illness. Teach kids to use warm, soapy water, especially before eating. Get in the habit of disinfecting surfaces. Soap and water remove dirt and most germs, but you get even better protection from infectious microorganisms by using a disinfectant cleaner that kills germs.

An easy way to disinfect surfaces throughout your home is to use Clorox(R) Disinfecting Wipes*. They kill influenza A virus on all non-porous surfaces. Pre-moistened with cleaners and a disinfectant, these handy household wipes are ready to use. Just wipe and let sit for 30 seconds to sanitize or 10 minutes to disinfect.* Then toss and you're done.

    
    * Use as directed on hard, nonporous surfaces. See label for organisms.

    CLOROX is a registered trademark of The Clorox Company.
    

SOURCE KATHERINE BOWER

For further information: For further information: Katherine Bower, Devon Consulting, (416) 440-8488, katherine@devonconsulting.ca

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