Jason Howland: Most of us aren’t knowledgeable we are undertaking it.
We contact our confront between 3 to thirty situations an hour.
The issue, says Dr. Gregory Poland, is what we contact beforehand is often riddled with germs.
Gregory Poland, M.D., Vaccine Study Team Mayo Clinic: Toilet faucets, door handles, escalator rails, laptop terminals, just about anything that is typically touched by the community.
Jason Howland: But how germ-filled are typical objects? Let us start with dollars.
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Negative but not really transmissible.
Jason Howland: Touchscreens, equipment, telephones?
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Negative.
Jason Howland: Restaurant menus?
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Seriously undesirable.
Jason Howland: Doorknob handles?
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Seriously, definitely undesirable.
Jason Howland: What about our laptop keyboards?
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Individuals have been shown more than and more than again to be definitely grossly contaminated.
Jason Howland: These typical surfaces aren’t just gross. They can be a auto to unfold cold and flu viruses, and make you ill. Dr. Poland presents these strategies.
Gregory Poland, M.D.: Very first, continue to keep your arms out of your eyes, nose and mouth. Second is both wash your arms with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
Jason Howland: And make positive you get your yearly flu vaccine.
For the Mayo Clinic News Community, I am Jason Howland.