Friday, January 18, 2008

Looking After Yourself and Your Family

There are many good sources for self-care information regarding practices for the pandemic.

Scientists from Geneva's University Hospital were asked by a Swiss bank to carry out a study amid worries that a flu pandemic could be prolonged due to the millions of bank notes incirculation.

Between 20 and 100 million banknotes change hands in Switzerland alone each day, it said.

The researchers left small samples of the flu virus on used banknotes which were then left at room temperature. Most of the virus survived only a few hours, but highly concentrated samples were viable for several days.

In the worst case, the virus mixed with human expectorant survived for two and a half weeks.

This type of virulence reinforces the observance of good self-care habits.

Prevention tips are especially essential, because each infected person is expected to transmit infection to two other people.

The following link will be a reminder of what you can do now, and what to do when the pandemic strikes.

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