With the third wave of COVID-19 that’s hit South Africa it’s important now more than ever before to protect your family this flu season. The first step is to keep your home free from viruses and bacteria that could put your family at risk. To keep your house clean and free from harmful viruses is to use Zoflora’s 3-in-1 cleaning aids.

Zoflora kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria including COVID-19. So keep a bottle of diluted Zoflora concentrate in your home, in your car and even in the office. Zoflora is one way to protect your family during flu season but there are many other ways. Find out what they are in today’s article.

What is the Flu?

To protect your family during flu season you must first know what the flu is and how it can be spread. By learning more, you’ll know exactly how to prevent you and your loved ones from contracting the flu.

According to the WHO (World Health Organisation), the flu is a common viral infection caused by type A or B Influenza. The viral infection attacks the nose, lungs and throat. Symptoms include the following:

  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Some people may experience severe coughing that can last up to a week. Others may recover from fevers within a day or two and runny noses within a few days. However, the flu can cause severe illnesses and can be fatal to those in high risk areas.

People may be more at risk if they contract the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s rare that you can contract two viruses at the same time, it’s still a possibility.

People Who Are Most at Risk During Flu Season

Pregnant women are at risk of getting seasonal flu no matter what stage of pregnancy they’re in. Children younger than 5 years of age are also at risk. However, people who are most at risk are seniors older than 65 and those who have underlining health conditions. 

How Flu is Spread during Flu Season

Flu is highly contagious and it can spread from person-to-person through microscopic droplets when someone coughs or sneezes. Furthermore, if a person’s hands are infected with the virus it can also pass from person-to-person.

How to Prevent Getting the Flu this Season

Disinfect Your Home, Car and Office

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the best way to stop the spread of viruses in your home, car or office is to disinfect surfaces. Influenza can survive up to 3 days on hard surfaces. What’s more, the flu can stick to stainless steel and plastic for up to 48 hours. 

Zoflora is the perfect disinfectant to kill all harmful bacteria and viruses living on surfaces in your home, car or office. The advantage is that Zoflora is safe to use around children and animals when diluted. Zoflora is highly versatile because you can do the following:

  • Wash out fridges
  • Wipe down counters
  • Disinfect car steering wheels
  • Clean stoves
  • Disinfect door handles
  • Sanitise school and office stationary 
  • Wash floors
  • Clean out drains
  • Disinfect dustbins

To protect you and your family this flu season, use Zoflora to keep your house clean and smelling fresh at all times.

Keep Your Hands Clean

You should sanitise your hands often to prevent yourself from contracting the flu or the COVID-19 virus. When you go out to shop, to a restaurant or even to a friend’s house make sure you have a bottle of sanitiser with you to clean your hands.

Furthermore, you should wash your hands after using the bathroom especially if it’s a public rest room. And wash your hands before and after you eat.

Wear Masks and Gloves

Three years ago you didn’t have to wear a mask during flu season. But since we’re living in a pandemic it’s important to keep your mask on at all times when you leave the house. You should also wear disposable gloves if you don’t have hand sanitiser. Throw the gloves away before you get home.

Keep Your Vitamin C Levels Up

Vitamin C is a common supplement when people get the flu. This supplement supports a healthy immune system because it’s essential for the growth and repair of tissue in the body. Since your body doesn’t produce vitamin C naturally you have to get it from a food source or supplement.

Take vitamin C supplements every day to keep your immune system strong. Or consume vitamin C rich foods such as oranges, strawberries, potatoes and broccoli.

What to Do When You Get the Flu

When you get the flu, it’s important to distance yourself from others. Go to the doctor so you can get booked off of work so that you’re not around others when you’re sick. If you cough or sneeze do it inside a tissue and throw it away and then wash your hands immediately.

Disinfect all the surfaces you use regularly with Zoflora so that the flu doesn’t spread to the next person that may touch the surface. Keep a small diluted bottle of Zoflora with you so you can spray and disinfect areas that you use regularly.

Final Thoughts

Flu season is going to be frightening for many people because it can be difficult to distinguish the difference between COVID-19 and the flu. Know that the flu and COVID-19 have very specific symptoms.

If you are serious about protecting you and your family during flu season use the tips in today’s article. Buy your bottle of Zoflora today to keep your home clean and virus free.

How do you protect your family during flu season? Leave us a comment below. We’re always happy to learn more from our readers.