There's no doubt about it, flu season is brutal. But you’re not powerless when it comes to keeping the illness at bay. Just follow the recommendations of Dr. Tanya Altmann, pediatrician and spokesperson for Clorox, and Meg Roberts, president of Molly Maid cleaning company, and you’ll help keep flu germs from spreading.

The flu spreads when the sick person coughs, sneezes or even talks, affecting people as far as 6 feet away! Flu germs are also spread by touching a surface that has flu viruses on it. That’s why Roberts recommends keeping the sick person confined to one room and one bathroom. It reduces exposure to the rest of the family, and limits the number of rooms you have to disinfect.

Since the flu virus can live on hard surfaces for 24 hours, disinfect surfaces that the sick person has touched, paying special attention to the sick person’s bedroom and bathroom. Use an antibacterial cleaner on key spots such as: tabletops, countertops, remote controls, computer keyboards, doorknobs, sinks, light switches, faucet handles, sinks, countertop, tub and toilet (including the entire seat and the toilet handle).

More in category

'Stealth Transmission' of COVID-19 Demands Widespread Mask Usage
March 28, 2020Medscape
'Stealth Transmission' of COVID-19 Demands Widespread Mask Usage
The 4 Ways mbg's Co-Founder Is Handling Unprecedented Anxiety
March 29, 2020mindbodygreen
The 4 Ways mbg's Co-Founder Is Handling Unprecedented Anxiety
COVID-19: Telemedicine Gets Real, Real Fast Across Neurology
March 27, 2020Medscape
COVID-19: Telemedicine Gets Real, Real Fast Across Neurology
HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled
March 27, 2020Medscape
HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled
Why You Push Love Away? 3 Steps To Stop, From A Psychotherapist
March 27, 2020mindbodygreen
Why You Push Love Away? 3 Steps To Stop, From A Psychotherapist
Respirator Masks - In Short Supply
March 27, 2020WebMD
Respirator Masks - In Short Supply
Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020WebMD
Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns
Feeling Sick? Check CDC's COVID-19 Symptom Checker
March 27, 2020WebMD
Feeling Sick? Check CDC's COVID-19 Symptom Checker
Your Bosses Are Trying To Spy On You Now More Than Ever
March 27, 2020Futurism
Your Bosses Are Trying To Spy On You Now More Than Ever
101-Year-Old Man Who Survived 1918 Flu Beats Coronavirus, Too
March 27, 2020Futurism
101-Year-Old Man Who Survived 1918 Flu Beats Coronavirus, Too
The US Now Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in the World
March 27, 2020Futurism
The US Now Has the Most Coronavirus Cases in the World
‘We Take the Dead From Morning Till Night’
March 27, 2020The NY Times
‘We Take the Dead From Morning Till Night’
Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 5 Ways To Turn Inward & Ease Anxiety
March 27, 2020mindbodygreen
Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are 5 Ways To Turn Inward & Ease Anxiety
How An Award-Winning Journalist Prioritizes Well-Being During COVID-19
March 27, 2020mindbodygreen
How An Award-Winning Journalist Prioritizes Well-Being During COVID-19
COVID-19 and the Science of Social Distancing
March 26, 2020Medscape
COVID-19 and the Science of Social Distancing
Coronavirus Social: Stay Home, PPE Help
March 26, 2020Medscape
Coronavirus Social: Stay Home, PPE Help
The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: 17 Days, Peak in 3 Weeks, Croc
March 26, 2020Medscape
The Week That Wasn't in COVID-19: 17 Days, Peak in 3 Weeks, Croc
Stanford Hospitalist: 'What I Wish I'd Known 2 Weeks Ago'
March 26, 2020Medscape
Stanford Hospitalist: 'What I Wish I'd Known 2 Weeks Ago'
Keeping Your Kids Busy When You’re Stuck at Home
March 24, 2020healthline
Keeping Your Kids Busy When You’re Stuck at Home
What Experts Say You Can Do to Treat Yourself at Home If You Have a Mild Case of COVID-19
March 23, 2020healthline
What Experts Say You Can Do to Treat Yourself at Home If You Have a Mild Case of COVID-19
How to Clean Common Surfaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020healthline
How to Clean Common Surfaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak