How to protect yourself from flu germs at work

PROVEN TO BE ONE OF THE WORST ON RECORD… AND EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU’RE HEALTHY… DOCTORS SAY YOU COULD BE PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK EVERY TIME YOU GO TO WORK… I GOT SOME TIPS FROM LOCAL MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ON HOW TO FIGHT THE FLU IN THE OFFICE.. YOUR KEYBOARD… MOUSE… PHONE… ALL LIKELY PLAYING HOST TO BACTERIA. SICK COWORKERS AND ALL THOSE GERMS ON SHARED DEVICES COULD PUT YOU AT RISK OF CATCHING THIS YEAR’S HORRIBLE FLU VIRUS… IN SANTA BARABARA COUNTY… THERE HAVE BEEN 8 FLU RELATED DEATHS THIS SEASON…

A DOZEN IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. We’ve had a pretty busy start to our flu season. In December we had a lot of cases. Hopefully, we are kind of turning the corner on it but it’s still early in the season and you never know when things are going to sprout up again. THAT’S WHY REGISTERED NURSE ALIVE BODLACK SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP THINGS CLEAN. We wipe down our keyboards, our mouses, our headsets AN NBC STUDY FOUND KEYBOARDS IN THEIR NEW YORK OFFICES TESTED AS MANY AS NINE TIMES HIGHER THAN THE ACCPETABLE LEVEL OF BACTERIA… STANDUP- SO HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THOSE NASTY GERMS? HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT’S A PRETTY SIMPLE SOLUTION. AT LEAST ONE A WEEK… USE ONE OF THESE DISINFECTING WIPES TO WIPE DOWN YOUR KEYBOARD, PHONE, ANY DEVICE YOU USE ON A DAILY BASIS.

Keyboards, phones, doorknobs, counter tops that are frequently touched, anything that you frequently touched needs to be disinfected and cleaned. ANOTHER TIP: LET THE SURFACE DRY… AT THAT POINT THE GERMS WILL BE DEAD AND IF YOU’RE NOT FEELING 100 PERCENT… really stay home from work. Nobody else wants to get sick and you’re going to heal a lot fasterif you’re resting up. SO TAKE THE TIME… DISINFECT THAT KEYBOARD… AND STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK. IN SAN LUIS OBISPO CHRISTINA FAVUZZI KSBY NEWS ### WASHING YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER IS ALSO KEY TO STAYING HEALTHY. AND FLU VACCINE IS STILL AVAILABLE AND MAY PREVENT

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