Global public health experts, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Canada and others continue to take action to stop the spread of Ebola Viral Disease. Handwashing and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, are among the top preventive measures these experts recommend taking during this disease outbreak.
Since mid-August through Oct., 3, 2014, either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or state public health laboratories have confirmed a total of 538 people (mainly children) in 43 states and the District of Columbia with respiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).
Cold and Flu Season
It is that time of year, when the spread of germs increases during the fall and winter months. Health professionals and public health organizations are encouraging the public to take preventive measures this cold and flu season to help prevent the spread of germs that can make you and your family sick. Everyday hand hygiene, both handwashing and hand sanitizing with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is the single most important way to reduce the spread of germs that can cause infection.