Understand to Remain Alert And Maintain Your Immunity Before You Regret.

A proper care is required for controlling the spread of the virus, microorganism or bacteria. Their expansion peak during the change of weather around February – April and August – October throughout the world. The bacteria tend to infect the body by various means. Therefore, protective measures are necessary. We have prepared information by giving details of the way the virus spread. All we need is to take appropriate measures to counteract their spread, following the familiar adage “ounce of prevention”  is the need of times.

We need to protect ourselves and the environments by spending a little time on the daily basis. Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses or other organisms that enter the body through a wide range of methods. Because these diseases are often easily passed from person to person, it is relatively easy to see a large outbreak of an illness in a single community.

With just a few steps and some healthy habits, we can keep many germs and illnesses at bay. Practice good hygiene habits daily. Be sure the family members do the same. The best protection from the contagious illness is to limit the spread of potential germs as much as possible. Most steps take only a few minutes to complete, but can make a big difference in preventing illness in your home and office.

The right handwashing technique is the first step to effective infectious disease prevention. Hands should be washed after going to the bathroom or changing a diaper, before working with food and after sneezing or blowing your nose. Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. If you are unable to wash your hand, a water based sanitizer is the best solution.

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Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth or nose with your elbow.  After using a tissue, discard it immediately into a proper waste receptacle and wash your hands.

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 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs typically enter the body through these points. Teach children living in the home to avoid touching those areas as well, to ensure others in the household are also protected from bringing infection to the rest of the family, 

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Keep all immunizations up to date. Probably most effective way to keep infectious diseases like chicken pox and seasonal flu away is to get vaccinated against these illnesses. 

Infectious disease doctors have put together immunization recommendations for many contagious illnesses that begin in the early years if life. Get all adult and childhood immunizations time and keep an accurate vaccination record at home for all family members to ensure everyone remains up to date.

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Flu vaccine recommendations are set by the Center for disease Control and Prevention(CDC) each year, based on the types of flu strains they are anticipating and the availability of the vaccine. Current info is always available at the CDC website At http//www.cdc.gov/flu/, or the national service offered by each nation, so individuals can learn about the latest info on influenza immunizations. 

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Practice healthy habits, These practices can keep the body and immune system strong enough to fight against bacteria and viruses that might be circulating. Eating well-balanced diet, exercising daily and getting sufficient sleep at night will make it easier for your body to fight off the potential infectious diseases.

 

Tips

  • If symptoms of an illness do arise, stay home to prevent germs from spreading. Seek infectious disease treatment if you believe the sickness is severe enough to warrant medical attention. By staying away from others and treating symptoms right away, you can help protect others from infectious diseases as well.
  • Always wash clothes you wear often every week as that can also help prevent you from getting infectious diseases. Via

It will be appropriate to introduce here a very good book for controlling the infectious diseases.

“Control of Communicable Diseases Manual”  by David. L Heymann, MD, (Editor)

ISBN-13: 978-0875531892 ISBN-10: 087553189X Edition: 19th

It is the most widely recognized sourcebook on infectious diseases provides detailed, accurate, informative text for public health workers in official and voluntary health agencies, including those serving in the armed forces and other governmental agencies, and for all students of medicine. Each listing is easy to read and includes identification, infectious agent, occurrence, mode of the transmission, the incubation period, susceptibility and resistance. This 19th edition sticks to a tried and tested structure, but with every chapter updated by international experts at both CDC and WHO, priority has been given to ensuring global relevance New disease variants have been included and some chapters have been fundamentally reworked. The 19th edition is a timely update to a milestone reference work that ensures the relevance and usefulness to every public health professional around the world. Via

Additionally, immediately take care of the following Points.

1. Doorbell:

The bell outside is operated by many people unknown and may have infected(dirty) hands. By the touch, bacteria get infested. Therefore,  touch the button as less as possible and clean them daily.

2. Switchboard:

If anyone at home is sick and usually touches the switches at home. The switches get infected and the bacteria can survive  24 to 48 hours. As soon as  somebody touched the patient, he can get infected by bacteria through the touch and into the body.

3. Laptop:

The mouse of laptop or PC can be the source of the infection through the bacteria. Restrict one mouse for each person.

4. Handshake:

Do not shake hands with a sick person or touch anything around him. Wash your hand as soon as possible if you happen to shake the hands with him

5. Keep Your Nails clean

Maintain your nails clean and short as they are very big source of infection through the microorganisms, microbes, germs,  or bacilli.

6. Attendance of the Sick

Take care of any sick or injured person. All others are to be kept away. That is to maintain complete quarantine and that is isolation. All bandage, injection needles or cotton swabs are to be destroyed and to be placed in a place secluded from human touch.

Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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