Without a doubt, everyone is happy to get away from the cold temperatures and the illnesses that go along with them. Although spring and summer are a welcome change, there are several common ailments and diseases that are associated with the warmer months. Stay on top of hand hygiene and disinfecting to protect what matters most, and avoid these common ailments and illnesses:
Allergies and asthma attacks – Pollen, dust, and mold can trigger allergies and asthma attacks. Symptoms can be mild such as itchy eyes and sneezing, to severe with difficulty breathing. It’s important to stay on top of cleaning to reduce triggers both inside and outside.
Gastroenteritis – Also known as the stomach bug, Gastroenteritis is a contagious virus that comes in a variety of forms, the most common being Norovirus. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, or sharp stomach pains.
Common cold – As the name implies, it is common to catch a cold, especially in daycare, school, and office settings. Even when the temperatures rise, sniffles and coughing can stick around.
Strep throat – Swollen lymph nodes and excessive throat pain are the tell-tale signs of this unpleasant illness. A temperature is also a standard side effect of strep throat. Strep throat spreads easily through coughing, sneezing, and touching objects that have the saliva from an infected individual.
Conjunctivitis – Commonly known as Pink Eye, Conjunctivitis is a contagious condition marked by red eyes and inflammation. It can be distinguished from allergy-related symptoms since it presents with viral draining or discharge.
Food poisoning – Warmer temperatures encourage bacteria to multiply. Certain food that stands out in the heat or on the counter, may create the perfect condition for contamination or food poisoning. All food should be stored safely and kept cool when required.
Enviro-Master’s Hand Hygiene Program and Electrostatic Spraying Service can help reduce the spread of disease in your business. With our Hand Hygiene Program, we will provide the products, equipment, and service you need to stay ahead of germs. During our Electrostatic Spraying Service, our trained health and safety technicians will use an electrostatic sprayer with germicide to adhere to all surfaces in your facility. Gyms, daycares, offices, restaurants, and schools can all benefit from the Hand Hygiene Program and Electrostatic Spraying Service.