Protect Yourself from Infectious Diseases

There is cause for concern when diseases become wide widespread, especially when you’re on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. So how can you protect yourself and your family? Here are some things to consider from various sources.

PEOPLE: When someone sneezes or coughs, tiny droplets carry germs which can easily cause sickness. Hugging and shaking hands can also spread diseases through skin contact. It is also important to consider places that people gather, for example, Shopping Malls, Movie Theaters. If you’re at your workplace, doorknobs, telephones, bathrooms, computers, etc. Your home can also be a place to harbor viruses.

PROTECT YOURSELF: Wash your hands with soap regularly. Experts recommend doing so for at least 20 seconds. Also, using Hand Sanitizer with at least 70% of alcohol can be of great benefit. Keep your home clean by disinfecting sinks, garbage cans, bathtubs, showers, doorknobs, mattresses, sofas, and hard floor surfaces.

If you have Carpet or Area Rugs, having a professional clean it can be very helpful in removing dirt and bacteria. The high temperature of the water kills allergens and helps to leave your carpets clean and sanitized.

These simple suggestions can contribute to a healthier you and the environment at home.