Tackle the norovirus with highly effective antimicrobial and disinfectant Clinell products

Tackling the norovirus and other common bugs this winter

Regular readers of our blog will remember that we included a story about the Norovirus in our December Newtons Medical News.

Unfortunately this bug is proving to be particularly prevalent this year, so Newtons Medical Supplies has stocked a choice of useful products to help manage winter germs.

 

 

The norovirus is highly contagious

Spreading fast

A recent article on the Daily Mail website has highlighted that laboratory-reported cases of the norovirus were 48% higher in the first two weeks of December 2019 than the average for this time of year.

One of the problems posed by the norovirus is that it is highly contagious so spreads like wildfire – particularly during the cold winter months when we spend a lot of time indoors.

 

The norovirus causes nausea and vomiting

How to avoid the norovirus

The Daily Mail article highlights common sense advice from experts on the best way to avoid the bug on a day to day basis, and particularly if someone in your household has it:

Regular hand washing

It is very important to wash hands regularly. Using soap and water is the best approach, but this isn’t always practical so it is sensible to have antibacterial wipes on hand for when you don’t have access to a sink.

 

Children are particularly susceptible to picking up bugs so should be encouraged to wash their hands regularly

 

Our 100 packs of Clinell Antimicrobial Hand Wipes are individually wrapped and come in a highly convenient pocket size. They are a great way to hygienically clean hands and keep them moisturised – particularly when you don’t have access to soap and running water.

Great support for hand hygiene

Available in packs of 100 from our online shop

 

Clean and sterilise surfaces

If someone in your house contracts the norovirus, it is vitally important to clean-up as many of the germs as possible in order to stop the virus from spreading. Any vomit should be cleared immediately and removed outside or flushed down the toilet. Bleach should then be used on the area to kill germs.

Surface wipes can also be used as an alternative. Our Clinell Universal Wipes can be used for surface disinfection and non-invasive medical devices. They have a proven kill rate of 99.999% and are effective against many infections including MRSA, Acinetobacter, VRE, Hepatitis B & C, TB and Norovirus.

 

Highly effective Clinell Universal Wipes

Available from our shop in packs of 40 or packs of 200 

 

Bedding and other household items

If someone in your household is unwell or has been sick, materials such as bed linen should be washed at 60 degrees or higher, and crockery or cutlery at a high heat in a dishwasher. All uncovered food nearby should be thrown away.

 

Bed linen should be washed at 60 degrees or higher

 

Clean crockery at a high heat in the dishwasher

 

If someone has been ill in your bathroom, as well as cleaning all surfaces, toothbrushes should either be disposed of or boiled and use specialist sprays for soft furnishings or any other areas which can’t be washed.

 

Toothbrushes should be thrown away or boiled

 

NHS advice

If you are unfortunate enough to contract the virus – the NHS has some advice which you can read about on their website.

Don’t forget to:

  • Stay at home and avoid contact with others for 48 hours
  • Make sure you remain hydrated
  • Seek medical advice if you don’t feel better after a few days or you have other medical conditions. It is best to seek advice by ‘phone in order to stop the virus from spreading.

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