Fall River, MA, December 15, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With a new strain of swine flu having been confirmed in 10 people in five states by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nine of whom were children, the need for preventative measures against the virus has become apparent. Apollo Safety is responding to the 2011-2012 flu season by announcing it is offering products to help its customers stay well with disinfectant wipes and flu safety kits.
This new strain, called novel Influenza A (H2N3) by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has proven to jump from pig to human species and is now being passed from person to person, giving it the potential become a pandemic as the H1N1 virus did in 2009. There are steps that can be taken at home and in the workplace to help stop the spread of flu germs and in turn aid in limiting the potential for the virus to become widespread. For example, according to cdc.gov, Influenza germs can live and potentially infect a person from 2-8 hours after landing on a hard surface, making disinfecting imperative to preventing the spread of the virus. Monk disinfecting wipes are EPA registered to kill 45 pathogens including the Influenza A virus and are far less expensive than the leading competitors’ wipes. (EPA Reg. No. 6836-313-70930)
Additionally, Apollo Safety now has its Smart Touch flu safety kits available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes which contain Monk disinfecting wipes, N-95 rated face respirators, disposable gloves, hand sanitizer and antimicrobial hand wipes. These proven products are used by the medical community to prevent the spread of infectious disease and are perfect for keeping homes, offices and schools alike protected from Influenza A and other viruses.
Both Monk wipes and Smart Touch flu safety kits are available through Apollo Safety’s web store, www.apollosafetyproducts.com or by calling (800) 813-5408.
Apollo Safety is the leading safety and technical service provider in New England, and serving by courier across the United States and internationally. A veteran-owned small business by John and Tracy Carvalho, Apollo Safety is a trusted safety provider carrying a full line of quality products and tools for work in a hazardous environment.