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Top Five Disease Outbreaks in History

Disease outbreaks have occurred throughout history. Some have lasted for years, and are still present today while others evolved and fortunately passed.

Top Five Disease Outbreaks in History

Disease and illness outbreaks have occurred throughout history. Fortunately, the number of outbreaks has significantly decreased due to the vast amount of innovation in medicine and disinfectants. However, we are still vulnerable to many illnesses.

To prevent new pandemics from occurring, it helps to know how previous crises were handled. The following are some of the largest outbreaks in world history.

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Part 2 – Flu Prevention in the Workplace and video

fluAround the workplace you hear the coughing and sneezing throughout the office and a box of tissues and sanitizer bottles placed near computer keyboards. Keep in mind, that cold and flu season runs from November through April and spreads readily when people are indoors from person to person and surface to surface within the workplace.

According to the CDC, people are most contagious during the first 2-3 days of contracting a cold, and almost immediately up to 5 days after being infected with the flu.

Here are a few suggestions to prevent the spread of cold and flu virus’s at work: We also encourage you to watch our video below!

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with hand soap several times throughout the day and sanitize with with an alcohol based hand sanitizer, especially following contact with potentially contaminated surfaces
  • Handshakes of others
  • Door handles, ((including microwave coffee pots and refrigerators)
  • Copy machine buttons, keyboards, phones
  • Desks, countertops, food prep areas
  • Shared books or other office materials
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold or the flu
  • Sneeze and cough into a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough into your sleeve rather than your hands.

Cleaning and sanitizing surfaces with BetONE™ Disinfectant wipes offers one step cleaning and disinfecting while killing pathogens, virus’s and bacteria within ONE minute!

Krysten Comperchio_jpgKrysten Comperchio is a Product Manager for Skin Care and Education at Betco Corporation. During her spare time, Krysten enjoys yoga, running and keeping up on current events. Click here to contact Krysten directly.

On behalf of Betco Corporation®, thank you for your support in 2013! We wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2014!

How To Properly Wipe Clean a Surface

If there is a mess, your first thought is to grab a cleaner and a rag to clean it up, but did you know that when you spray chemicals onto a surface and proceed to wipe the area down with a rag, you are emitting harmful chemicals and V.O.C.’s into the air. V.O.C.s are volatile organic compounds. VOC’s are emitted gases into the air from liquid and aerosol products. These harmful gases can cause short-term and long term health effects. However, there is a way to prevent this issue. By changing your cleaning routine, you can clean your surfaces in an efficient and safe way. Damp wiping is a procedure that involves spraying the sponge or cloth with your desired cleaning chemical and wipe in a consistent pattern; up and down or back and forth. A microfiber cloth will give you the best results for this process. This will ensure that you cover the entire area. Damp wiping is the most effective solution for surfaces need a light cleaning such as a desktop or countertop. Damp wiping is also is a great option when chemical residue should be limited such as phone and drinking fountains.

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