By Mathieu Champoux

Keep your employees and clients healthy!

The peak season for seasonal respiratory viruses can vary depending on the type of virus and geographical region. However, generally, the season for these viruses primarily occurs during autumn and winter.

To counter respiratory viruses such as the common cold, influenza (flu), and certain types of coronaviruses, there are several measures you can take to reduce your risk of infection and protect the health of your employees and clients.

Here are some important recommendations:

Hand hygiene is key: Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when handwashing is not possible.

Cleaning and disinfection: Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces in your environment, such as doorknobs, switches, and phones, with disinfectant products.

Vaccination: One of the most effective methods to prevent the flu is getting vaccinated annually. Flu vaccines are regularly updated to target the most prevalent virus strains.

Avoid close contacts: Steer clear of sick individuals, and if you’re unwell, stay home to avoid spreading the infection. Avoid handshakes, hugs, and close contacts during periods of high viral transmission.

Respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of used tissues in a bin and wash your hands immediately.

Wearing masks: During significant viral spread, wearing a face mask, especially in enclosed public spaces, can help reduce virus transmission.

Boost your immune system: A balanced diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, and stress management can help strengthen your immune system.

Avoid crowded places: During outbreaks, limit your exposure to crowded areas, especially if you’re at a higher risk of complications.

Consult a healthcare professional: If you experience flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, etc.), seek advice from a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and guidance. Antivirals may be prescribed in certain cases.

Follow local and national recommendations: Adhere to guidelines from local and national health authorities as they may vary based on the severity of the outbreak in your area.

It’s important to note that these measures apply not only to seasonal respiratory viruses but also to viruses like COVID-19. By following these recommendations, you can help reduce your risk of infection and protect your health, as well as that of your employees and clients.”

Hygiene Kit to counter the spread of respiratory viruses


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