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13
Nov

Deadly Virus Sweeping the Nation

BREAKING NEWS: If you work in an office building, you may be already dying!

That’s the news out of our nation’s capital today. Health officials have released a statement warning the public of a new virus that’s being transmitted via office bathrooms.

ReStockIt.com has interrupted our regularly scheduled blog post to bring you this urgent message. The full release continues below.

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Contributors:
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Washington, D.C. – Patient Zero has been identified in what is believed to be the most quickly spreading virus since the 2009 H1N1 Swine Influenza pandemic. The family of Patient Zero has requested that she remain anonymous, for fear of public backlash.

The disease has been dubbed the “The Cubical Plague” and is transmitting most rapidly through the workplace. Many offices across the country have either shut down or are enforcing the government mandate of surgical masks.

However research is now showing that the virus does not appear to be airborne but rather transmitted through contact.

Offices and institutions that currently use bars of soap are strongly advised to switch to liquid or foam soaps and use touchless dispensers such as those found here to help stem transmission rates.

blog post soap pic“We felt a joint release was necessary to help spread this message- we believe that great strides must be taken to slow the spreading of this disease,” CDC research Ted Bruski said.” Particular focus must be on the public diligently washing their hands.”

The only information available regarding Patient Zero is that she was Hispanic female in her late 30’s with an otherwise clean medical history.

The patient was declared deceased at 2:17 AM EST this morning after a sudden swelling of the brain and an elevated body temperature. Symptoms appear to mimic those of a variety of ailments, from dengue fever to encephalitis.

Arjay Singh, M.D. will be presenting an hour-long special report this evening on CNN at 8:00 PM EST.

Dr. Singh will be addressing many misconceptions people have regarding the virus, and how to combat it. Spokesperson Marissa Shujman of the Department of Health and Human Services will be joining the show via satellite for her first public appearance since the panic began.

“We urge the President to issue an official statement and assuage public concern over this growing epidemic.” Dr. Singh said. “He should use his platform to take a stance against fear mongers while reassuring the American people that their government has their health and safety in mind.”

“Once again, we strongly advise washing ones hands at every practical opportunity,” Shujman said. “You can do your part by sharing this information via social media. You may save a life.”

14
Jan

2013 Flu Season is Upon Us

It’s been a bad flu season so far, and some experts think that it will only get worse in 2013. By the end of 2011, only 849 flu cases had been reported, but that number increased exponentially this year to 22,048 cases! That is a LOT of sneezing, coughing, and body aches across the country! How to protect yourself?

Purell. One word, so much protection. Washing hands is the number one way to avoid the flu germ, but what do you do when there isn’t a sink around? Purell is no secret, and has been around for as long as I can remember, but it still bears attention, especially during such a bad flu season.

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Purell is handy; it comes in purse size, on a keychain, for your desk…anywhere you need or want it, there is a bottle to fit it. You can get a dispenser and refills to put in your garage or by the garbage cans, like I do. It can also be wall mounted in your kitchen or bathroom.

Just remember, when you’re out in the world, doing your shopping, or at the gym, or at the office, make sure you keep some Purell handy (pun intended) so that you don’t contract or spread the flu virus. And, if you do unfortunately contract the flu, stay home! When you’re out in public with the flu, you’re just going to spread the misery.

Stay healthy!

Terry

Photo Credits:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/10/flu-season-2012-13-by-the-numbers-how-bad-is-it/
blisstree.com
18
Dec

It’s Flu Season! Be Prepared!

They are sounds we’re all familiar with this time of year- snuffling, sneezing  coughing…and we all run in the opposite direction from where the sounds are emanating. That is definitely not something that you want to be around, and you find that you’re donning rubber gloves just to hand paperwork to your afflicted co-workers. That’s right folks, its flu season!

I’m not going to inundate you with statistics of how many fatalities are attributed to flu every year, or even how many people are diagnosed; you’ve been around the flu season block before and have heard it all at least once. As your friendly neighborhood blogger, I did want to mention a few things you can do to prevent getting the flu yourself. Which is just basic self-preservation at its base, right?

The flu shot is the first defense in your flu season arsenal. Second is hand sanitizer, but that one comes with a caution label – use too much, and you run the risk of catching EVERYTHING that comes down the pike because you’ve lost most of your natural resistance to bacteria and viruses. Next up is antibacterial soap and you really have to use it. A good rule of thumb to follow when washing your hands is to sing “Happy Birthday”. That gives enough time for the soap to work. Just make sure to sing it to yourself, not out loud or else you’ll get strange looks.

Other steps you can take are medical masks, over the counter immunity boosters, gloves, and hazmat suits…okay, well maybe not those. Carry tissues so that you don’t sneeze into the air, and as a handy catcher’s mit for those explosive coughs.Point is, do what you can to avoid getting sick, so that you don’t lose work, get your family or co-workers sick, or contribute to a world-wide pandemic of epic proportions.

22
Oct

Achhoo! Flu Season is Upon Us!

They are sounds we’re all familiar with this time of year- snuffling, sneezing  coughing…and we all run in the opposite direction from where the sounds are emanating. That is definitely not something that you want to be around, and you find that you’re donning rubber gloves just to hand paperwork to your afflicted co-workers. That’s right folks, its flu season!

I’m not going to inundate you with statistics of how many fatalities are attributed to flu every year, or even how many people are diagnosed; you’ve been around the flu season block before and have heard it all at least once. As your friendly neighborhood blogger, I did want to mention a few things you can do to prevent getting the flu yourself. Which is just basic self-preservation at its base, right?

The flu shot is the first defense in your flu season arsenal. Second is hand sanitizer, but that one comes with a caution label – use too much, and you run the risk of catching EVERYTHING that comes down the pike because you’ve lost most of your natural resistance to bacteria and viruses. Next up is antibacterial soap and you really have to use it. A good rule of thumb to follow when washing your hands is to sing “Happy Birthday”. That gives enough time for the soap to work. Just make sure to sing it to yourself, not out loud or else you’ll get strange looks.

Other steps you can take are medical masks, over the counter immunity boosters, gloves, and hazmat suits…okay, well maybe not those. Carry tissues so that you don’t sneeze into the air, and as a handy catcher’s mit for those explosive coughs.Point is, do what you can to avoid getting sick, so that you don’t lose work, get your family or co-workers sick, or contribute to a world-wide pandemic of epic proportions.

Photo Credits:
blog.protectmyid.com
guardian.co.uk
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