Super Flu: It Could Happen to You
In a historic event the United States government asked several scientific journals not to publish certain information regarded a deadly and easily transmittable flu virus. Although the scientists were trying to predict flu virus mutations and create cures the government feared that the information, if in the wrong hands, could be deadly. It all speaks to how easy it is to create a deadly virus. The best defense against deadly viruses is cleanliness.
The fact of the matter is the flu virus is around all the time, growing, mutating, and multiplying. Some scientists in a lab got lucky and created a super flu. Who is to say the same couldn’t occur in an office environment? Maybe the combination of the germs in your IT guy’s sneeze with the germs on your social media director’s dirty desk could cause a mutated super flu that kills one fifth of the world population? It could happen.
The best defense is of course a good cleaning service. Office cleaning will stop your desk from becoming a place where germs mingle and swap traits. Dirt and grime don’t just look bad, they are the breeding ground for diseases. Don’t expect your employees to clean up after themselves, because they don’t understand the need to disinfect. You need professional janitorial cleaning services that will use harsh germ killing chemicals.
If you thought the regular flu was bad you should rent the film Contagion. The film is a touching and accurate portrait of what super flus can do when they get out of hand. The movie was so chillingly accurate that the CDC received thousands of concerned phone calls. Outbreak is another film that accurately portrays what can happen when diseases is allowed to rear its ugly head.
Don’t let your office become ground zero of a plague that kills over a billion people. Hire a well respect cleaning service and stop disease before it happens. Viruses are most vulnerable when they are outside their hosts, i.e on our doorknobs, keyboards, desks, and light switches. Office cleaning will eliminate the threat before it takes root in your body.
Don’t think the flu has got us licked, it has some serious shortcomings as a virus. Unlike AIDS or Hepatitis symptoms develop rapidly allowing us to quarantine the ill. Although it can survive outside of the host it doesn’t survive very long. Practicing good hygiene and keeping your office clean are two strong preventative measures.