Is your child or loved one part of a school or public health program and using an aerosol spray to ward of diseases such as Coronavirus (SCAN-TV) and Hand Zik Virus (HZV)? Does your loved one continually ask you, “What can I do to protect me from this disease?” If so, you understand the importance of educating everyone about these contagious viruses by using protective measures such as face masks, goggles, and respirators. However, did you know that these same methods can also prevent you from becoming infected? Here are some additional facts about these two diseases that you may find interesting.
– SCAN-TV is caused by the same virus that makes the common cold, and the symptoms are similar. However, when a person with this illness coughs up a greenish liquid, he or she may be more contagious than if they just coughed up mucous. Yes, if you’re in a public area where you’ll come into contact with other individuals, you absolutely should wear a face mask if possible. Face masks will help contain airborne respiratory droplets, which can transport SARS coviral, the most deadly coronavirus, from those who don’t know that they possess the virus.
– Hand Zik and N95 masks may provide some level of protection against this illness, but they are not 100 percent effective. However, a surgical mask will provide the highest level of protection possible. During a breakout, these two forms of protection are most effective at slowing the spread of the disease to others. However, it is critical to always wear one during a breakout, as not wearing a surgical mask during an attack can slow the spread too, but it cannot stop the spread entirely.
– Although hand protection can slow down the spread of the virus, it cannot prevent it completely. That is why face masks help. These devices fit over the nose, mouth, and eyes, offering protection from small particles and allowing you to breathe easier while in public. However, this still does not stop all forms of spreading. If you do contract this disease, it is best to wear goggles, gloves, or any other form of protection that your doctor provides. Goggles and gloves will offer higher levels of protection but face masks still help a great deal in reducing the spread of the disease.
– The material used in surgical masks are made out of a variety of materials. One type of material is polyisoprene, which has been shown to be effective in containing viral spread. This is because the material remains a liquid when heated, thus blocking the airways open. However, this type of material cannot stop the spread of the virus, nor does it stop the virus from moving through the airways.
– Another material used for face masks is silicon gel. Unlike polyisoprene, silicon gel is a solid block. This makes it difficult for the substance to easily move out of the mask, preventing the airway from being compromised. However, one problem with silicon gel hand wash masks is that while they do keep the hands clean, they also trap bacteria and viruses underneath the mask. Therefore, you must always thoroughly rinse your hands with water after wearing a silicon gel face mask.
– The risk of contacting this type of virus during the time you are ill and contagious is very high. Many people become ill with this disease each year. Therefore, it is important to wear face masks while sick. The only way to become symptom free is to not catch the disease in the first place. Therefore, it is imperative that you avoid contact with anyone who has this sickness unless you are absolutely sure they are not spreading it.
– A lot of people choose not to wear face masks while they are sick because they believe that this will cause them to sweat more than usual. While it is true that you may feel more uncomfortable with this type of face mask on, you can be rest assured that the sweat you produce will be controlled by the face mask itself. Therefore, it is easy to keep your hands clean while wearing the mask during an epidemic. Therefore, a face mask is a great investment when it comes to preventing the spread of germs.