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CIRI: Cleaning tips to reduce the risk of H1N1

August 7, 2009
ALBANY, NY — The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has released a set of guidelines for cleaning, janitorial and maintenance staff to follow to reduce the risk of H1N1 (swine flu) infection, according to a press release.
Wash hands frequently with soap and water using proper hand washing techniques; if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 62 percent alcohol, the release stated.
Always treat hands and surfaces as potentially contaminated and avoid touching your nose, eyes and other parts of your face with soiled hands, the release noted.
According to the release, if you contract the flu, stay home and away from others for at least seven days if possible and until you have no fever for at least 48 hours.
If using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants or cleaning/disinfectant products with proven virucidal claims against flu viruses, check the manufacturer’s instructions on "spectrum of action" and method of use and use the product accordingly, the release added.
For regular swine flu updates visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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