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Just saw on the news, re the flu outbreak:

The average desktop has four hundred times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.



 

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Every time I leave the house, there are people hacking and horking near me! At least my desk zone germs are MY TASTY germs.
 

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ToniD said:
Just saw on the news, re the flu outbreak:

The average desktop has four hundred times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
That's Nasty! Has me wondering if I should start writing in the bathroom. :p
 

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Dalya said:
Every time I leave the house, there are people hacking and horking near me! At least my desk zone germs are MY TASTY germs.
My day job is as a respiratory therapist. Your sputum is my bread and butter. ;)

Seriously though, work is crazy right now. The hospital is completely full and I heard they were actually thinking of sticking beds in conference rooms. Today I was busy, but it was manageable, but Tuesday, I was literally running all day long. I was so tired when I came home, my plans to write just disintegrated.
 

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My husband and I had to go to Target today. We promptly came home and re-enacted the nuclear contamination shower scene from Silkwood.
 

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*Cough* I've had the flu since December 22. It's a nasty one. Only thing more germy than toilet seats and desks are children :(
 

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every time i go out i pick up something. 7 viruses since the beginning of november. i'm lucky it hasn't been the flu and hoping i won't get it.  sorry for all those who did.
 

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ToniD said:
Just saw on the news, re the flu outbreak:

The average desktop has four hundred times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.
Easy fix. Set up a UV (A/B/C) antibacterial light on a timer in your office. Run it for a half hour every night. It won't harm anything except bacteria. They use these on prawn (shrimp) and fish farms to kill bacteria in the water. I have one, have used it for more than a decade. I am a bit germophobic, have a cat and am aware of all the very nasty micro organisms that cats carry. Nasty things that can do serious damage to humans.

You have to be sure not to have the light on when you are in the room - it can blind you.
 

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T.L. Haddix said:
We're supposed to go to the grocery tomorrow. Now I'm a little afraid to. Glendon's on the couch, feeling rough, so it may be too late. And we get somewhat limited exposure to the outside world, as we both work from home, don't socialize, and don't have kids.

Guess we're just lucky, huh? Maybe he just has a sinus thing....
there are a few things going round. maybe he's lucky, and it's not the flu. hope so. stay healthy!
 

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I work in a school so I can well believe that a keyboard is riddled with germs. I've had more colds since I started work in the school library than I'd had for twenty years before. I mean, we teach kids to cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze, but then where do they put their hands? Everywhere! Actually, when kids are lining up to change their books, it's not their hands they use. They have a lovely sneeze catcher right there in front of them...and then they hand it over for me to scan. (Insert green face emoticon)
 

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folly said:
there are a few things going round. maybe he's lucky, and it's not the flu. hope so. stay healthy!
Yes -- I've had a crummy cold for a week now, but it's definitely NOT the flu. So it could just be this year's nasty strain of rhinovirus.
 
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