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    Flu Facts

    It’s that time again! The time of year that everyone waits for, but no one can believe how fast it arrives. With the holiday season upon us, we’re all looking forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones, but it’s important to make sure that we keep viruses off the invitation list.

    Dettol® Pro Solutions arms businesses with the protection they need over the holidays to ensure that the only thing that you spread this year is cheer.


    Flu at a Glance

    Caused by:

    Influenza, or flu, is an illness caused by a virus transmitted through tiny droplets of moisture, created when people with flu cough, sneeze, or even talk. Since there’s no better time to catch up with everyone than over the holidays, this unfortunately means that it has plenty of opportunity to jump from person to person.

    Spread by:

    The flu virus is very contagious and can be spread by someone that has the flu from the day before they start to feel symptoms, up to seven days afterwards. Regardless of how careful people with the illness can be, these viruses settle and accumulate on door handles, gadgets and surfaces. It’s a cruel joke that the flu season falls over the time of year with the best food!

    Symptoms include:

    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches and pains
    • Runny or stuffy nose


    Lots of people associate flu with having a fever, and whilst this can be a nasty symptom, not everyone with flu gets it, so don’t rule it out even if you don’t have this symptom yourself.

    Lasts for:

    Although most people get over the worst of the flu in a week or so, it can be very unpredictable and certain people are at greater risk of serious complications, particularly young children and the elderly.

    Help Prevent the Spread of the germs that cause the Flu

    A great way to start is to always have a strong defense, so make sure that you’re well protected. Dettol® disinfecting products work to fight back against the germs that cause the flu by attacking the proteins that make up the virus. Using Dettol® Disinfecting Wipes and Dettol® Disinfectant Spray every day, kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.*

    To help prevent the spread of flu, follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s guidelines, which recommend that you:

    • Get a flu shot
    • Wash your hands with soap and water, scrubbing thoroughly for 20 seconds
    • Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces

    Happy holidays from everyone at Dettol® Pro Solutions, helping you to spread cheer, not germs.

    *When used as directed on hard, nonporous surfaces.

    For more information on CDC’s recommendations to prevent flu, please visit