Flu eGuide


The purpose for the eguide is to provide our customers with information regarding the Avian Bird Flu, a plan of action BEFORE the pandemic hits, information on how to care for an infected person, and also to provide the customer with the best quality products to protect you and your family from the Avian Bird Flu or for any emergency for that matter.

What needs to happen before a Pandemic is started?

Three things must happen before a pandemic is started:

  1. A new influenza virus subtype must emerge.
  2. It must infect humans and cause serious illness; and
  3. It must spread easily and be sustained (continue without interruption) among humans.

The H5N1 virus in Asia and Europe meets the first two conditions: it is a new virus for humans (H5N1 viruses have never circulated widely among people), and it has infected more than 100 humans, killing over half of them.

The third condition has not yet occurred. The H5N1 virus would have to change in such a way that it could spread more easily among humans.

The CDC advises: “This could occur either by ‘reassortment’ or adaptive mutation. Reassortment occurs when genetic material is exchanged between human and avian viruses during co-infection (infection with both viruses at the same time) of a human or a pig. The result could be a fully transmissible pandemic virus — that is, a virus that can spread easily and directly to humans. A more gradual process is adaptive mutation, where the capability of a virus to bind to human cells increases during infections of humans.”

Ways the Flu Viruses are transmitted

  • Direct Contact – Infection can occur from direct contact with affected people or contaminated objects by small particles. Infected animal and human fluids and wastes are just as deadly. Avoid unnecessary contact with infected animals and humans.
  • Wind – Dust and feather particles in the wind can blow from infested chickens on to people or on water storage areas.
  • Coughing or body fluids – Body fluids such as a runny nose, mouth, or the eyes from an infected person will be contaminated with the H5N1 virus. It’s a good idea to always wear a mask, goggles, gloves, and a gown when you are around an infected person. Always wash hands with a hospital grade antimicrobial hand wash.
  • Water contaminated by the virus – We suggest that you boil your water and never use water from house roofs, lakes, rivers, or anyplace you find bird droppings.
  • Farms – The H5N1 virus can be transmitted through feathers, dust particles, flies, insects, feed sacks, egg cartons, or anything that comes from a farm. Manure from farm animals can also contaminate your gardens and or vegetables.
  • Birds or animals as carriers – Birds who are susceptible to the H5N1 virus are turkeys, ducks, swans, and geese. Other mammals that were given infected chicken meat to eat were infected.
  • Handling or eating infected chickens – Always completely cook your chicken, meat, or eggs.
  • Breathing contaminated airborne aerosols – There are water particles in the air that can be contaminated by viruses. Because the particles are so small, they can enter your body through the eyes. Masks and goggles must be worn near infected people to reduce the risk of infection.

Symptoms

The incubation period varies from 2 to 10 days. This means that the symptoms appear in approximately that time after the virus has first entered the body. A person doesn’t always show the symptoms if they are infected. The infected person should be quarantined even after the fever stops. An adult is considered contagious until 7 days after the fever stops and children under 12 years of age are very contagious from the first signs of illness.

The list below is common symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Mild cold and cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain
  • Mild to severe respiratory distress
  • Severe cases report large amounts of mucous accumulated in the lungs which limits breathing

The list below is common complications:

  • Renal failure
  • Bleeding
  • Multi organ failure

Infected people surviving the bird flu become immune to the particular strain in the future. These people may be asked to be frontline workers during the pandemic.

A Plan for Businesses

Business owners should stay informed in regards to the influenza pandemic. Knowing when to act is critical and they should develop emergency plans to run their businesses under the worst conditions. Business owners should consider the fact that although employees need to work to support their families, they will be forced to choose between leaving their homes and getting infected or staying home.

It is imperative that businesses recognize essential functions and determine how the business can place their employees in a safe, infection free environment. Another alternative is to determine if the function can be from the employee’s home.

Creating an environment where the employees do not fear being infected is critical for your business. PuraCleenRx™ can help businesses by installing hand disinfecting dispensers throughout the office building and to provide disinfectants that are strong enough to eliminate the viruses.

Medical advisors can also help to make your business a safe place to work.

A Plan for Family Preparation

The MOST IMPORTANT thing is to take protective steps against a possible influenza pandemic is avoiding infection by DISINFECTING. That is why our PuraCleenRx™ hand sanitizers, carpet & rug cleaners, and home disinfectants can help you and your family with preventing infections. Remember, you can only prevent; there is no vaccine.

For the most part, ordinary measures, such as hand hygiene, keeping your floors and feet clean, and remaining several feet away from people who show symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. coughing and sneezing) is the best pro-active step your family can make.

Ways to Disinfect & Sterilize

The H5N1 can be destroyed by:

  1. Bleaching – Dilute 1 part bleach to 5 parts water. This is a cast effective solution; however, this cannot be used everyplace and is toxic when used around your pets.
  2. Heat – Boiling things is highly effective, including boiling your drinking water. The virus can survive 4 days in water at 22C and 30 days at 0C.
  3. Disinfectants – The use of benzolchonium chloride is highly effective and strong enough to get rid of the Avian Virus. PuraCleenRx™ Antimicrobial solution is a non-toxic formula which was designed specifically to protect laboratory personnel from the possibility of contracting infections or causing cross-contamination in their work environment. Potentially dangerous infections are posed by all classes of pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The PuraCleenRx™ active ingredient is formulated to be safely used on humans, yet in stronger concentrations. PuraCleenRx™ acts as a powerful non-toxic, non-flammable, complete sanitation and/or disinfection agent, destroying disease causing microorganisms on the skin of humans, laboratory equipment and hard surfaces on contact.

Necessities for your Family Survival Kit

The most critical things to purchase for your Survival Kit are Disinfectants, masks, goggles, gowns, gloves and food. We suggest you stock up on food supplies and other necessities in the case that stores close or you become quarantined. A suggested minimum is three weeks for normal food and six months for cheap bulk food such as rice and flour. Don’t forget about food for your pets.

  • Disinfectants: The virus is eliminated by hospital strength disinfectants used as hand sanitizers, rug and carpet shampoos, and hard surface disinfectants.
  • Soap, Antiseptic soaps or PuraCleenRx™ hand sanitizers
  • Face shield/ goggles: The Avian Virus is able to infect people through the eyes. Any type of goggles is a good preventative.
  • Masks: You must use a Type P2N95 mask (95% efficiency). These can be purchased by Medical Supply Stores or form a First Aid Equipment supplier.
  • Gloves: Disposable gloves are used and also regular rubber gloves are used for cleaning.
  • Plastic gowns: Plastic raincoats with pants are recommended. Use the type with elastic to seal the arm holes and the legs. These can easily be disinfected and reused.
  • Shoe covers: The kind that doctors and nurses use for their shoes. You can also use plastic bags over your shoes and seal them with elastic ties.
  • Enema Kit For dehydrated patients
  • Thermometer: A must for every household.
  • Shower Caps
  • Spray bottles: Useful to effectively disinfect a room
  • Trash can or Garbage Bins – foot activated Place one near patient and one in another area of the house to reduce contamination.
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper &Toilet pan
  • Buckets
  • Towels, sponges and washcloths: Used for the patient & rest of household
  • Paper Towels
  • Large Buckets and Bins: Used for storing used linens, towels, and other things intended for future washing and sterilizing/disinfecting
  • Shower Curtains or Plastic sheeting: Used over the patients door to act as a barrier from the rest of the house. Used to cover things to reduce contamination.
  • Duct tape or Masking tape: Used for sealing the plastic sheeting
  • Flashlight, Matches, Candles, Lanterns: Used for blackouts
  • Water, food: Including but not limited to soups, powdered milk, canned juices, and manual can opener. Purchase gallons of distilled water, canned foods, & soups. Note that there will be an immediate shortage of these supplies. Get stocked up way ahead of time. Store in bins
  • General Medical Supplies: Stock up on things that you normally keep in your medicine cabinet. Remember to stock up on fever reducers, anti-inflammatory meds, bandages/Band-Aids, etc.
  • Paper cups, Paper plates, & plastic utensils Be prepared to be self sufficient
  • Gas heaters & Gas stoves: Used in the event of power shortage
  • Generator: Used in the event of power shortage

Tips on Caring For an Infected Person

In the event that the pandemic strikes and we are in the middle of this war, it’s important to realize that medical facilities nay not be available to us. That is why it’s important to be self sufficient.

If the situation arises and you are the caregiver of an infected person, it’s important to understand that the best care they can receive is right in their home. This is a virus; therefore, antibiotics do not work on viruses. A virus or the flu, just like any other type of virus or flu, must run its course. It’s important to understand that disinfection and sterilization are the most important things. You should focus your efforts, and that of your household, to eliminate any sources of infections.

Clean the room daily with a hospital grade disinfectant such as PuraCleenRx™. The caregiver should always wear full, protective clothing when handling the patient. Keep doors closed at all times and outside windows open.

The infected person should first be placed in an isolated room. You want to pick a small room that can be completely disinfected daily (No Carpets). Remove anything that cannot be disinfected from the room.

You want to seal the room with some form of a barrier between the patient and the rest of the people in the household. Keep the room very warm by using a heater, the hot air helps destroy the virus.

Monitor the patient regularly and keep tabs on the temperature of the room. If fever sets in, turn off the heater, continuously wipe the patients’ body and head with a cool wet cloth or sponge. If the patient becomes too hot, strip the patient temporarily.

As soon as the head and body gets cooler, then warm the patient by covering them with a blanket and turn heater on again. You may have to perform this process several tomes until the patients temperature stabilizes.

Severe cases are different and require medical help because the patient simply cannot breath on their own and must be placed on ventilators.

It’s important that the patient does not dehydrate. Medication most often is a problem because they cannot keep their medication, water, or nutrients in their stomach due to vomiting and diarrhea. Water can also be given to an extremely sick patient through enemas. Penetration into the rectum does not need to be deep. Dissolved medications and nutrients cal also be given this way and are absorbed quickly and effectively.

The care giver must be totally disinfected once they have left the room and all protective clothing removed immediately for sanitation.

It’s Flu Season! Protect your family from Flu today![…]

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