Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hand sanitizer on the menu as Madrid restaurant fights swine flu

Hand washing is extremely important to prevent the spread of germs. Read the links at the end of the post to see how to do a good handwashing to stop the spread of germs like swine flu and colds.

MADRID — A Spanish restaurateur, fearing a drop in business due to swine flu, is seeking to pull in customers by offering a sanitized — and hopefully virus-free — environment.

Miguel Angel de la Cruz, manager of the Mesa y Placer (Table and Pleasure) eatery in Madrid, said he was forced to act ahead of a feared second wave of swine flu this autumn, which is "more dangerous to business than the economic crisis."

"We are facing a very difficult autumn. We have, therefore, had to try and anticipate the impact of the H1N1 flu which has completely paralyzed the sector in Mexico," said Mr. de la Cruz.

So, instead of a free aperitif, his customers receive disinfectant hand gel and a sanitized napkin before reading menus that are covered in plastic to reduce the risk of contamination.

The meals are prepared by chefs wearing surgical face masks, and all staff must have their body temperatures checked before starting work to ensure they do not have the flu.

Mr. de la Cruz said another Madrid restaurant in the same group, Plato y Placer, in a more touristy district of the city, has introduced the same measures. Read the complete original article here

Hand washing: An easy way to prevent infection
Hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy. Learn the benefits of good hand hygiene, when to wash your hands and how to clean them properly.


  • This is the most important thing that you can do to prevent colds and flu.
    • Wash your hands under running water.
    • USE SOAP!!!
    • Clean above your wrists, between your fingers and under your finger nails.
    • Use a towel to turn off the water AND to open the door, if you are in a sick person's room.

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