The Monkeypox Virus – be aware and be safe
Nobody can say that they have never heard of monkeypox – the latest virus to hit the human race (and the headlines). Like all other viruses, there are steps we all can take to protect ourselves and everyone else, and to help curb its spread.
Here’s a quick guide to the bug and how it operates:
Monkeypox can be transmitted when you are in close contact with:
- an infected human
- infected animals – the virus has not yet been detected in animals in the UK
- contaminated items
The virus can enter the body via:
- the respiratory tract
- broken skin
- mucous membranes (eyes, nose, or mouth)
Monkeypox can ocasionally spread from person-to-person from:
- direct contact with monkeypox lesions or scabs
- someone with the monkeypox rash coughing or sneezing
- contact with clothing, bedding or towels that an infected person has used
How do you cut the risk of transmission? There vare several steps you can take:
- Thorough cleaning and disinfection at home
- Washing clothes and linens with standard detergents
- Washing fittings with standard cleaning products.
- Anyone with Monkeypox cleaning regularly
- All those affected washing their own clothing and bed linen regularly
And of course – always wash and sanitise your hands!
We have a great deal on hand sanitisers – £8.40 for a case of 24x 500ml bottles – that’s 35p per bottle!
|Hand Sanitiser special offer while stocks last – only £8.40 + VAT for a case of 24 bottles
Find out more from our sales team on 0208 884 3402