The numbers present a clearer picture of the challenge you face.
2,200,000 – 3,200,000 medical visits
39,000 – 68,000 flu hospitalizations
2,100 – 5,200 flu deaths
SO WHAT ABOUT OTHER GERMS YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH DAY IN AND DAY OUT?
MRSA, Fungicide and Mildewstat, H1N1, H5N1 Bird Flu Virus, Black Mold, and even Blood Born Pathogens. And so much more.
SO WHERE DO GERMS HANGOUT?
You might have considered some of these places, but have you really given thought about what you contact within your daily routine? Consider where germs can congregate. Anything and everything you touch, whether it be an office phone, cell phone, door handle, countertop, glassware, utensils, eyeglasses, pens, keyboard, mouse, toilet seats, bathroom faucets, sinks ... the list can go on and on, and it can be overwhelming to think about.
Have you considered the handshake, the welcoming hug, the elevator cough, or that party you were recently at? Yes, germs love people who congregate in malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, public transportation, and yes even at the opera.