10 Precautions and Steps to Reduce the Spread of Infections

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Infections are caused due to microscopic organisms known as pathogens that enter the body, multiply and interfere with the body’s normal functioning. Infectious diseases are a prominent cause of illness and death around the world. The best way of preventing infections is by blocking pathogens from entering the body. While you cannot eliminate the risk, it is best to be careful.  

Following are a few precautions and steps you can take to prevent the spread of infections:

  1. Avoid close contact with the infected person- If you are already suffering from flu or any viral infection, avoid close contact with anyone. Maintain 6 feet distance between you and other household members and ask them to wear a mask before they enter your room.
  2. Isolation is the best- When you are infected, you should stay isolated for a few days. It will reduce exposure for those around you. Keep your things isolated as well- like bed sheets, blankets, pillows, utensils, basically everything. Be it the room curtains or cupboards, ensure that no one touches them.
  3. Cover your mouth before sneezing or coughing- If you are infected, the pathogens can spread through microscopic water droplets that are expelled when you cough or sneeze. Apart from washing your hands and using an alcohol-based sanitizer, one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of infections is to cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing.
  4. Self-care- Personal hygiene is the first line of defense to keep the germs at bay. Prevent infections before it begins and avoid spreading it to others. Firstly, wash your hands well. Whenever you come in close contact with the infected person or his things, wash your hands immediately. Secondly, avoid touching your face as it can lead to infection.
  5. Drink boiled water- Several infections are water-borne. Therefore, to prevent further spread, use boiled water for drinking or cooking. The high temperature kills the germs if any.
  6. Keep a check on what you eat- Your eating habits speak a lot about your well-being. Regularly wash all your utensils, cooking surfaces, knives, and other cookware. Buy only fresh fruits and vegetables. Before cooking, rinse them with clean and warm water. Do not use any soap or detergent.
  7. Ventilation is also essential- Congested rooms with no proper ventilation can further increase the risk of infection. A well-ventilated room can help reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants indoors. Additionally, if you are using air conditioning, clean the filters regularly.
  8. Clean all the surfaces- Proper sanitation and hygiene are also essential. Infections can quickly spread by touching a surface already contaminated by the sick individual. Thoroughly clean the commonly used surfaces like doorknobs and tables. Try to use disposable cloths or napkins to clean the surfaces. In the case of reusable ones. Ensure that you disinfect them before further use.
  9. Disinfecting the house- Cleaning removes the hard impurities from the surfaces. Disinfecting, on the other hand, is effective in killing all the existing germs and microbes. Therefore, you must properly disinfect your house regularly.
  10. Garbage management- Garbage can be a breeding ground for infectious insects and even germs. Ensure the garbage is properly disposed of, especially clinical items like needles, masks, and gloves.

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If you follow the above-mentioned steps, you will indeed limit the spread of illness. If you want to hire a professional sanitization service provider, HIRO Systems Hawaii is the best choice. We are known for providing high-quality commercial sanitizing services. For more information, reach out to us at (808) 359-2298 or fill the contact form.

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