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Friday, August 8, 2014

Protecting Ourselves Too

Tom Putzer 

            
a picture is worth... getting tested for malaria

When the SC Johnson BoP team spends  time living with our end users in rural communities, we take precautions to avoid getting malaria. We take malaria-preventative drugs like malarone, use personal and spatial mosquito repellents that we make at SC Johnson, and we (albeit reluctantly due to the heat, restricted airflow and feelings of claustrophobia) sleep under bed nets. So we’re fortunate that we have a number of tools at our disposal to help us stay healthy.

And, when necessary, we’ll visit community health clinics and get tested to ensure we haven’t been infected with malaria. The sooner we detect it, the sooner we can treat it and minimize its impact on us. So we go to the community health clinics like the one shown above to have the same rapid detection tests available to our end users administered to us.

We know the pain that malaria can cause, and we follow the same precautions that we advise our end users to follow to avoid this pain.

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On Monday, August 11, 2014, Chuck from Pickett wrote

We are glad you are taking care of yourselves too. Keep up the good work.

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