"Hand hygiene products can help prevent coronavirus"

Over a 100 people have died across the world due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Experts suggest that the death toll might be underestimated even as several thousands are reported to be confirmed victims of the infection leading to a disruption of global economy and travel.

Coronovirus refers to a group of viruses which can cause mild to severe damage ranging from common cold to serious respiratory disorders. First reported from Hong Kong in early January, researchers and medical staff from Hong Kong called it a kind of viral pneumonia with many drawing parallels with the SARS epidemic of 2003 and H1N1 outbreak of 2009.

As governments scramble to put together an actionable plan, the fast pace of the spread of infection is making it extremely difficult for stakeholders to keep populations unexposed to the virus. According to WHO, while more exact information about the virus’ nature will emerge in the near future, it can be confirmed that the incubation period for the virus is nearly two to ten days.As per WHO, symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath whileserious infections could lead to pneumonia, kidney failure, and even death.

According to a 2012 study by Allison E Aiello and others, face masks and hand hygiene combined may reduce influenza in community settings and such ‘non-pharmaceutical interventions’ can help curb infections in the early stages of a pandemic.

Purell believes that you have the right to well-being and good health and rest assured, Purell sanitizers can kill 99.9% germs. Using our products means taking the first step towards prevention of infections and irrespective of where you are going or what you are doing, make sure that a Purell sanitizer is always a part of your safety kit. Whether at home or on the go, Purell products will offer you protection always and everywhere.

The first step towards prevention of a pandemic is to avoid panic and invest in the right products.

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