Cleanliness and hygiene are important no matter what type of environment you are in. Where there are higher concentrations of people such as in offices, shopping malls and hospitals, the need to maintain a hygienic environment grows (much like that unspeakable patch behind the office microwave).
Office environments (particularly the kitchen and bathrooms) are known to hold in excess of 70 000 different types of bacteria. While many of them are relatively harmless, quite a few of them can put personnel at serious risk. Let’s have a look at some of the more prominent culprits that are likely hiding out in the crevices of your office washroom right now.

Norovirus

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that this virus causes between 19 and 21 million illnesses annually, making it a particularly common one. It is highly contagious and can be contracted through contact with contaminated food, people, water or surfaces. Its symptoms include diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. It can be avoided with regular thorough cleaning of risky areas, and ensuring that you wash your hands after coming into contact with contaminated areas.

Staphylococcus Aureus

This bacteria is commonly associated with food poisoning, however does not only spread through contaminated food. It can be contracted by making contact with an infected person, or touching a contaminated surface or object. It can even be inhaled and dispersed through sneezing and coughing. It generally shows itself as a skin infection, causing inflammation in hair follicles on the skin which rise up as boils. Avoiding it can be done with careful, regular cleaning.

Escherichia Coli (E. Coli)

E. Coli is a name we have all heard once or twice. It generally lives in intestines, and for the most part, can be quite harmless, causing only brief bouts of diarrhoea. The worst of the strains, however, can cause very severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhoea and vomiting. In the worst cases, it may even lead to death

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