As the World Health Organization declares a Global Emergency. It is unclear to everyone how the recent #novel #coronavirus affects us all, and how to contain it. Nobody and no industry wheater is the lodging industry, the foodservice industry, or the travel industry is exempt from the impact this virus which is worse than the #SARS may have on the world's health as people around the world could be harmed by the fast widespread these viruses and the influence CHINA and Asian countries have overall the international markets. Another challenge lies in the availability of the hygiene supplies perspective, this is very important as that no company has enough stock on hand to supply the world's cleaning and safety products demand if the outbreak expands to other countries. 

 

If you traveled to China in the last 30 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:

 

1) Seek medical care right away. Before you go to visit your medical provider, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

2) Avoid contact with others.

3) Avoid non-essential travel while sick.

4) Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

5) Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

 

To help you the consumer stay prepared, wheater you are at-home or away-from-home and as we believe there is going to be a buying opportunity for hand soap, hand sanitizers, safety masks, aprons, cleaning gloves, and antibacterial products among others facility supplies. We have decided to be proactive and put together this list of curated-highly reviewed cleaning products which you can shop online:

 

1) Disposable Mouth Covers

2) Hand Soap Foaming or Liquid types

3) Alcohol-based Antibacterial products

4) Disposable Hand Gloves

5) Paper Towels

6) Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes

7) Janitorial Paper

8) Touchless Paper and Soap Dispensers

 

 

While the FDA may have sent strict recommendations to GOJO the maker of the PURELL Brand of hand sanitizer due to its 99.9% killing viruses claims, in the marketplace, there are not many options out there that can reduce the impact a fast hand spreading bacteria virus may have.  

 

 

According to WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus#1

 

A coronavirus #HKU1 #nCoV is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. Most coronaviruses are not dangerous.

 

Some types of coronaviruses are serious, though. About 858 people have died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which first appeared in 2012 in Saudi Arabia and then in other countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In April 2014, the first American was hospitalized for MERS in Indiana and another case was reported in Florida. Both had just returned from Saudi Arabia. In May 2015, there was an outbreak of MERS in Korea, which was the largest outbreak outside of the Arabian Peninsula. In 2003, 774 people died from a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak. As of 2015, there were no further reports of cases of SARS. 

 

Hand washing (soap and sanitizer)

 

Hand washing with soap Handwashing, hand hygiene

 

Hand washing, also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning hands for the purpose of removing soil, dirt, grease, stains and microorganisms. If water and soap are not available, hands can be cleaned with ash instead. 

 

Medical hand hygiene refers to hygiene practices related to medical procedures. Hand washing before administering medicine or medical care can prevent or minimize the spread of disease. The main medical purpose of washing hands is to cleanse the hands of pathogens (like bacteria or viruses) and chemicals which can cause harm or disease. This is especially important for people who handle food or work in the medical field, but also an important practice for the general public.

 

Handwashing with soap consistently at critical moments during the day prevents the spread of diseases like diarrhea and cholera which are transmitted through fecal-oral routes. People can become infected with respiratory diseases such as influenza or the common cold, for example, if they do not wash their hands before touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.

 

Solid soap

Solid soap, because of its reusable nature, may hold bacteria acquired from previous uses. A small number of studies which have looked at the bacterial transfer from contaminated solid soap have concluded transfer is unlikely as the bacteria are rinsed off with the foam. The CDC still states "liquid soap with hands-free controls for dispensing is preferable".

 

Antibacterial soap

Antibacterial soaps have been heavily promoted to a health-conscious public. To date, there is no evidence that using recommended antiseptics or disinfectants selects for antibiotic-resistant organisms in nature. However, antibacterial soaps contain common antibacterial agents such as triclosan, which has an extensive list of resistant strains of organisms. 

 

A comprehensive analysis from the University of Oregon School of Public Health indicated that plain soaps are as effective as consumer-grade anti-bacterial soaps containing triclosan in preventing illness and removing bacteria from the hands

 

Water

Hot water that is comfortable for washing hands is not hot enough to kill bacteria. Bacteria grow much faster at body temperature (37 C). However, warm, soapy water is more effective than cold, soapy water at removing the natural oils on your hands which hold soils and bacteria. 

 

Hand sanitizers

 

Hand disinfection procedure according to the German standard DIN EN 1500

A hand sanitizer or hand antiseptic is a non-water-based hand hygiene agent. In the late 1990s and early part of the 21st century, alcohol rub non-water-based hand hygiene agents (also known as alcohol-based hand rubs, antiseptic hand rubs, or hand sanitizers) began to gain popularity. Most are based on isopropyl alcohol or ethanol formulated together with a thickening agent such as Carbomer into a gel, or a humectant such as glycerin into a liquid, or foam for ease of use and to decrease the drying effect of the alcohol.

 

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