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Proper hand hygiene helps prevents disease

Hepatitis A is spreading in Michigan. Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease that can easily be passed from person to person. Anyone can get hepatitis A. It spreads when people do not wash their hands before making food and drinks. It also spreads through close contact with people who have hepatitis A. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before making food and drinks can help stop the spread of hepatitis A. KSS offers hand hygiene products and programs to help you provide a healthier, safer facility.

Help stop the spread of Hepatitis A

Download the 5 Step Handwashing Chart or the brochure on how to stop the spread of Hepatitis A below. 

About Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HA V), which is a hearty non-enveloped RNA virus. HAV is transmitted through the fecal-oral route. This means it is found in the stool (feces) of an infected person and is in contrast to Hepatitis B and C viruses that are typically spread from person to person through blood and bodily fluids. Therefore, HAV is usually transmitted when a person touches objects or eats food that someone with Hepatitis A infection handled, or by having sex with someone who has a Hepatitis A infection. It can also be spread by drinking water contaminated with HAV.

5-Step Handwashing Process

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running warm water and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running warm water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Additionally, the CDC reports that the Hepatitis A virus can live outside of the body for months in the right environmental conditions. Properly cleaning with products designed to kill HAV is vital to stopping the spread of the disease. KSS offers Clorox Professional products that are proven to kill HAV when used properly. Click here to read a letter from Clorox Healthcare and see a full listing of approved products. 

Clorox solutions to keep your home, business, or school well sanitized – Get ahead of germs – and the flu season – this year with the help from Clorox Professional Products. These exceptional solutions are proven to clean and disinfect a wide variety of surfaces, keeping your home, business, or school well sanitized from floor to ceiling. Make sure to take advantage of the Clorox rebates for savings on all your favorite products.

Quickly and easily kill cold and flu viruses, MRSA, and norovirus in hard-to-reach places.

Wipe out 99% of germs – including cold and flu viruses – in just ten seconds.

Kill high-concern viruses and bacteria such as Hepatitis B, Avian Influenza A, HIV-1 and HIV-2, SARS and more.

For more information or to learn more about stopping the spread of Hepatitis A, fill out the contact form online or call and talk to a KSS representative today at 800.638.4191.

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