August 19, 2009
Ottawa, ON, August 19, 2009 -- Aero-Towel Inc. announces hygienic and biodegradable products that will help protect the spread of flu such as H1N1 and other seasonal influenza viruses. As a result of the recent spread of the Swine flu around the world, the need for hygienic hand towels have increased dramatically. Millions of people from all walks of life took the necessary steps to try to protect themselves from the H1N1 virus by using hygienic hand towels and other types of products.
In light of the above, as the flu season is upon us with the potential of influenza virus outbreaks, this new Aero-Towel product is designed to replace wet wipes and wet naps used by the airlines, trains, hospitals, clinics, restaurants and etc. This product can also be used by the dental offices, nursing homes, hotels, spas, golf courses and offices.
June 30, 2009
People suffering from "normal" flu have been restricted from visiting patients in hospital to stop the spread of swine flu.
Sick hospital patients may be particularly vulnerable to flu-like symptoms, especially during the current pandemic, Northland Regional Health spokesman Donald Mackie said.
Internationally, many of the severe cases of the influenza A H1N1 09 virus or swine flu had been in people with underlying chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, Mr Mackie said.
In many hospitals and doctors' offices, the frequent use of special paper towels saturated in a mild cleansing or antibacterial solution is strongly encouraged. These paper towels are known as hand wipes, and are especially popular whenever working around contagious or infected patients. The hand wipes should kill enough bacteria and remove enough contaminants to prevent transfers between patients and visitors. Hand wipes can also be used to clean a person's hands after handling dirty or unsterilized medical equipment as well.
The use of hand wipes does not entirely replace the need for proper hand washing and decontamination, however. Visitors to a patient's room can use disposable wipes before touching the patient or handling his or her food. After the visit is over, visitors should once again used hand wipes to prevent the spreading of any harmful bacteria or viruses. Medical professionals will also use hand wipes after handling food trays or any waste materials.
October 3, 2007
Visitors and staff will have to use alcohol hand wipes before entering Victorian hospitals to try to stop the spread of superbugs.
The State Government will spend $10 million on the initiative.
The Health Minister, Daniel Andrews says the measures will include checking the use of antibiotics, and an audit of cleaning programs.