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Widespread epidemic prompts flu fighting tips

January 23, 2013

OLATHE, KS — With flu officially reaching epidemic proportions in the U.S. in early January, ITW Professional Brands reminds cleaning professionals that they can make important contributions to slow the spread of the virus, according to a press release.

"According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were flu deaths reported in 122 U.S. cities and it’s making people sicker than previous strains," said ITW Professional Brands Director of Sales and Marketing Rich Bucher.

"Professional cleaners play a significant role in the fight against this virus. Cleaners must be vigilant in cleaning and disinfecting public spaces to prevent the spread of influenza," Bucher added.

According to the release, ITW Professional Brands reminds cleaning professionals to:

  1. Disinfect surfaces in high-traffic areas: To reduce the spread of viruses, ensure that high-touch surfaces such as door handles, desks, keyboards and … [read more]
  2. Deep clean restrooms: Whether it's in a facility or in a foodservice setting, the buildup of harmful microorganisms in restrooms can easily transfer to … [read more]
  3. Know the difference between cleaning and disinfecting: Cleaning removes visible soil, dirt, stains and other debris from surface, while disinfecting destroys viruses, bacteria, germs and other harmful … [read more]

Click here to read the release in its entirety.