It's the winter, and typically in the winter, people end up with the stomach flu or some strain of virus that is spreading through the schools, churchs, towns, etc.
I'm hearing on the news this morning that schools are shutting down to disinfect, because the NOROVIRUS has infected the faculty and students.
It's why doctors are always so heavily pushing their "FLU SHOT" (even though it only works on one strain of the flu and typically will give you flu like symptoms if you're at all sensitive to it)
...and why I am constantly reminding my kids to wash their hands, not share drinks with friends and to keep their hands to themselves.
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Regardless the cause of it (cause who really knows)...getting rid of the virus or flu, getting the sick healthy again and preventing the spread of it (because most of the time it's highly contagious) are my MAIN CONCERNS when it comes to sicknesses. Making sure that it only lasts as long as it has to and then once it's gone, it's gone! BYE! ADIOS! I also make sure (I try my best) that it's not shared with another healthy person in the house, it is not sent to the school to infect teachers & friends, and it is ultimately 100% terminated!
SANITIZE, SANITIZE, SANITIZE EVERYTHING!!
Thank goodness for LYSOL and CLOROX wipes and anything that kills bacteria and viruses. I love a clean home all the time, but especially when I know that there is some little bug spreading around (one that may have already attacked a person or two in our household) and I am always praying it doesn't get shared with all eight of us. Heck, I even spray out the cars, when they have transported people who are ill!
And for those who are infected with whatever strain of virus or flu it is...you must keep them hydrated, well rested (when my kids are home with the flu, they don't leave their beds unless they have to potty), and contained (so it isn't spread around the house). I open the windows for some fresh air (yes, just a crack because it's pretty cool outside and raining today) and walk through the house spraying Lysol in the air and on anything that might be touched. I do LAUNDRY all day, washing blankets, clothes, towels, etc. And anything that gets put in the trash can, will make its way to the outside trash before evening, so no germs are laying around, waiting to infect the next innocent victim.
Do you take the FLU or "whatever" virus SERIOUSLY?
Do you do everything you can to minimize the lengh of time it stays around and maximize protection against the spread of it?
Maybe I'm paranoid, or maybe I'm just being smart when it comes to a household with eight people...but since we have the flu/virus in our home today...you can bet this is what I'll be doing all day today!
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