Increased absenteeism heralds in the Norovirus-Cold-Flu season every year. The British designation for this period is gaining some traction on this side of the pond, not for its scientific bearing but rather its descriptive outcome - The Winter Vomiting Disease. It is perhaps in keeping with their general tone of civility that they chose to acknowledge that end of the body’s explosive gastric exits.
This is a season calling for hyper-hand hygiene as all three of these viruses are primarily spread by contaminated hands.
Next Take 5 edition will focus on norovirus control by motivating better and more frequent handwashing with the latest technology in electronic faucets designed for kitchens and foodservice restrooms, two common harbors for norovirus.