A Trusted Resource in Infection Prevention Provides Information Regarding Swine Influenza Outbreak: Sanitization and Disinfection Are Key to Swine Flu Prevention

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Recent outbreaks of Swine Influenza (Swine flu) in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and now Spain continue to make headline news as the healthcare community and general public seek ways to decrease the risk for transmission of this virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) hand hygiene remains the first step in infection prevention.

Recent outbreaks of Swine Influenza (Swine flu) in Mexico, the United States, Canada, and now Spain continue to make headline news as the healthcare community and general public seek ways to decrease the risk for transmission of this virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) hand hygiene remains the first step in infection prevention.

Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI) understands the impact and severity of this public health emergency. "We are closely monitoring the latest updates from both the CDC, as well as the World Health Organization to ensure the public is provided with the most up-to-date information available," said Zachary T. Julius, PDI CEO.

Swine Flu is highly contagious and can easily be transmitted before the person shows symptoms. PDI offers the following simple advice for reducing the risks of infection:

--Proper hand hygiene is the single most important mean for preventing the spread of infection in schools, offices and healthcare facilities
--Frequently wash hands with soap and water for 15-20 seconds
--When soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers
--Disinfecting hard surfaces are key to the health and welfare of patients and healthcare workers
--Avoid touching community surfaces where the virus can live for up to two hours outside of the body

PDI maintains a complete portfolio of infection prevention solutions, specifically hand hygiene products and environmental surface disinfectants to meet the ever evolving clinical needs of the healthcare industry.

For additional specific guidance on infection prevention strategies specific to Swine Flu, please visit the CDC's dedicated resource page at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu.

For more than 30 years, PDI has pioneered the development, testing, manufacturing and marketing of pre-moistened wipes as the optimum delivery system for skin antisepsis, hand hygiene, patient and surface care. With trusted brands including Sani-Cloth®, Sani-Hands® ALC, Sani-Hands® for Kids, Hygea® and Chlorascrubâ„¢, PDI serves the healthcare market through hospitals, physician and dental offices, emergency medical services, long-term care, schools and a variety of other healthcare facilities. Professional Disposables International, Inc. is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York. For more information, visit http://www.pdipdi.com.

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