A recent study has revealed that the deadly virus that causes the deadly Ebola virus is spreading to more areas of Africa. Today, there are a few countries that do not have an effective vaccine for this dreaded disease.
A recent study reveals that the virus can travel up to ten miles from its origin before being transmitted by the transmission method. A combination of hands-on practices, prevention of direct contact, avoiding body fluids and using personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed to prevent the virus from reaching a pandemic level.
The PPE is important, and prevention of contamination is also possible with hand wash and gowns. Though the latest outbreaks are seen to be occurring in the heavily populated countries, it is not impossible for these deadly viruses to spread if people are unaware of the symptoms. Several people fall sick during the course of the epidemic, because the virus may be able to contaminate the water supply or food supply.
For instance, in Sierra Leone, one of the countries currently experiencing the outbreak, the infection rate for Daca communicable diseases, which include typhoid, cholera and measles, is currently three times higher than the national average. In some parts of Africa, there are schools that do not have standard water sources available for drinking, and it is common for people to bathe and touch each other’s feet without wearing a proper PPE.
The virus can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting, blood in the stool and on the hands, and possible blood-to-blood transmission of the virus. It is possible for the virus to spread even if you are washing your hands before and after taking a bath. For this reason, people need to follow hand-washing, hand-washing guidelines if they want to maintain their personal protection against this virus.
There are many products available in the market that are used for washing and disinfecting, including a few that are in the form of ordinary hand sanitizer. You should use those products in order to avoid contamination of your hands. Personal sanitizers should be kept away from children, as they may accidentally swallow them.
In addition, hand sanitizer should be used when traveling to Africa as it is very difficult to get hold of enough sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps. It is recommended that you purchase two to three months’ worth of supply so that you have the option of refilling them and you will not be at risk of a common side effect associated with the anti-bacterial soaps, which is a burning sensation or a rash on the skin.
While face masks will not protect you from the outbreak in Sierra Leone, they will provide your hands with protection from getting contaminated. You may be amazed to learn that the coronavirus is able to spread up to 10 miles from its source, and this is in places where water is scarce and people often bathe in dirty water, putting them at risk of infection.
Hand-washing with soap and water and personal protection equipment will stop transmission of the virus in the short term, but if the outbreak in Sierra Leone continues, then the disease will easily get out of control and then be very difficult to control. Because the virus spreads through contact, they should be put on top of your list as being essential to prevent future transmission.
One way to prevent hand-to-mouth contact is to wear eye goggles and the required body protectors at all times. This means no matter what you are doing, and even if you are just standing still.
The condition of respiratory precautions is also important to keep in mind. As such, you should take off your gloves and masks when you enter a closed room, but they should be put back on when you are exiting the room.
During treatment, medical staff will be removing a layer of skin from the infected patient and it is important that they understand they need to remove that layer by washing their hands and then their bodies. At home, you need to make sure that you use personal protective equipment, hand-wash, and that you are protected against any exposure to the virus.