How to Avoid Getting Sick with the Flu Using OdorOx/Pyure Hydroxyls
Influenza, or the flu, is a virus that will affect the bronchi, nose, throat, and possibly the lungs when you are infected. These viruses are constantly changing and evolving from one year to another. While many people who get sick are only ill for a few days, others can end up in the hospital and may even die, which is why it’s so important to learn how to kill the Influenza A virus. The World Health Organization estimates that each year between 250,000 and 500,000 people die of the flu.
During the 2017-2018 flu season, there were around 80,000 deaths in the United States and 900,000 hospitalizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called it the worst flu season in forty years.
History of the Flu
In Italian, “influenza” means “influence” as the Italians believed that the stars had an influence on a person’s health. There have been major pandemics from the flu throughout all of recorded history. The “Great Pandemic” in 1918-1919 infected around 20% to 40% of the world’s population and killed around 50 million people.
More recently, in 2009-2010, the H1N1 strain of the flu appeared. This virus was commonly called “swine flu” due to how similar it is to a virus that is common in pigs. The swine flu made around 43 to 89 million people in the United States very sick and killed between 8300 to 8870 people.
Causes of the Flu
There are three types of this virus that will make people sick. They are called influenza A, B, and C.
The influenza A and B are seasonal problems that cause epidemics in the winter in the United States. Influenza C causes mild symptoms and is not known to cause epidemics. The CDC breaks type A down into two subtypes while A and B are both broken down into different strains to make classification easier.
The “stomach flu” is not actually caused by influenza; rather, it is caused by gastroenteritis. Additionally, avian flu, or Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, usually affects only birds with a human very rarely contracting this disease.
The H7N9 bird flu from China appeared in 2013 and has caused many infections each year in that country. However, unlike these bird flus/Avian influenza, both influenza A and B are highly contagious and can spread from one person to another quickly and easily through a sneeze or a cough. Researchers also determined recently that the virus can spread if a person breathes in small particles of the flu, which can travel six feet from an infected person.
Symptoms and Treatment of the Flu
Flu symptoms are similar to cold symptoms but are much more severe and include nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat, chills and sweats, muscle aches, and fever.
Many people can beat the flu in under two weeks without treatment but people do need to increase fluids and rest for full recovery. Painkillers such as Motrin and Advil can be used to treat fever and aches while cough syrups can also help.
People who are older than 65, under five, pregnant, or suffering from certain health conditions can develop complications from the flu. Signs that you need emergency care right away include confusion, difficulty breathing, persistent vomiting, chest pain, or throat or mouth swelling.
Children who experience a blue skin color, difficulty drinking fluids, fast breathing, and not waking up to interact need to be taken to the hospital right away because doctors will know how to avail the flu. Some medications, such as Tamiflu (oseltamivir), Relenza (zanamivier), or Invir (ianinamivir), may be necessary for treatment.
Flu Prevention Using Odorox/Pyure Hydroxyl Technology
Good hygiene practices, hand washing, and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough can help to prevent the spread of the flu. The CDC recommends that everyone over six months get the flu shot. People who are immunocompromised can’t get the shot and will rely on others around them to be vaccinated.
Some people will still get the flu after vaccination as there are multiple strains of the virus each year. People who are vaccinated are less likely to get the flu and, if they do, will not be as sick.
Eradicating the flu virus is hard. Using Odorox/Pyure Hydroxyl Generator air machines to find and eradicate this virus is the best way to clean and sanitize your home, office, or medical center. These machines can eliminate smells, bacteria, and viruses so that you are protected from the flu and other illnesses.
Mr. Kevin Woods 500 Broad Avenue
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor / Leonia, NJ 07605
Transportation Coordinator Phone: 201.302.5200 x. 3215
December 6, 2020
The Leonia Board of Education began using the Pyure technology in 2018.
Our districtÕs goal was to improve the indoor air quality in our school buildings. We have been very satisfied with the equipment and the results. When the pandemic broke out in the winter of 2020, we began using the equipment in almost all areas throughout our school district. We knew we needed to increase custodial cleaning and district wide disinfection, however adding the Pyure Odorox technology only increased our overall goal. In March of 2020, we implemented more Pyure Odorox units and have been very satisfied with the results. We intend to have Pyure’s equipment play a major role in our return to school efforts as we move along in the pandemic this winter season.
I welcome any questions and fully endorse the Pyure technology for any school.
A few months back I purchased an Odorox Hydroxyl Generator. We originally purchased the Hydroxyl Generator as a last step for COVID-19 related cleaning procedure. We have since also used it to remedy odors as well and the unit has worked as advertised, all the while leaving a clean fresh smell in the room as the Odorox does its job.
We have ordered a few more Hydroxyl Generator with the intended plan to use the Hydroxyl Generators on a regular basis. I am happy that BioShine has this product. Our long time sales rep, Jeff Zahles took the time to further explain the benefits of a Hydroxyl Generator by explaining in great detail about how the Odorox Hydroxyl Generator works and even showed me short video clips online of an Odorox Hydroxyl Generator in action.
I would like to thank BioShine for introducing this product line to me as it has already worked wonders for us. I would not have found or known about this product otherwise. So I just want to say thank you.
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