Is there such a thing as flu season? According to many medical authorities, there is no such thing. Flu bugs are with us all of the time, no matter what the season. For this prepper, it just seems like they are on an annual cycle of some sort. While working in a job that required lots of urban travel in public places, one had to be aware of the situation. If you want to stay healthy, try to sit alone and avoid the sneezers and people who appear to be sick. That just requires keeping your eyes open.
Speaking of eyes, don’t touch your eyes while in the midst of the most contaminated places, because eyes are susceptible to diseases.
In fact, WebMD says this:
“Resist the urge. Little habits — touching eyes, putting finger to nose, biting nails — give the flu virus a welcome mat into your system. A day or two later, when the first signs of flu hit you, you’ll wonder — how did I get the flu? When avoiding the flu, you’ve got to resist those habits.
“These are bad habits for many people,” says Robert Schwartz, MD, chairman of family medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. “But they are the main way a virus gets into your system, via the oral and respiratory nasal route.””
Following outpatient surgery at a hospital and while waiting to recover, I observed the hospital cleaners use vast amounts of Clorox products to disinfect the surroundings. From a prepper viewpoint, it is essential to have a substantial supply of disinfectants on hand.
“Understanding Where Viruses Live
Put cold & flu viruses in time out by regularly disinfecting toys with Clorox® Regular-Bleach.
No wonder cold and flu viruses hang out on fridge, microwave and door handles. Take care of them with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.
Who controls the remote in your house? Viruses do. Turn off cold and flu viruses with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.
Cold and flu viruses love hiding in your bathroom. Find them. Regularly disinfect toilet exterior, sink and bath surfaces with Clorox® Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner.
Pick up the phone. Pick up something unwanted. Reduce exposure to cold and flu viruses with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.”
What flu bugs are going around now?
Last year at this time there was a Norovirus outbreak. That often happens when people leave food on buffet tables too long.
This year, people are suffering from upper respiratory virus that includes a fever, sore throat, coughing, and incessant sneezing.