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Hygiene and Sanitization: The Best Ways to Fight Off Any Virus

The dreaded novel coronavirus which is rapidly spreading throughout the world has brought billions of people fearful and feeling helpless.

The virus, also known as COVID-19, is an entirely new strain from the coronavirus family. Experts and researchers still have much to learn about the virus which makes it hard for us to fight it.

However, the World Health Organization, along with other medical experts and professionals, suggests that keeping things sanitized and observing proper hygiene help prevent the spread of the virus. Other means of prevention, such as not touching the face with your hands and social distancing, also prevent the virus from spreading rapidly and getting people infected.

These are the primary ways of prevention we can take to minimize the virus’ effects on our health.

Keeping Yourself Clean

The primary way of fighting off coronavirus is to make sure you observe proper personal hygiene all the time.

Wash Your Hands.

Always keep your hands clean. Wash them thoroughly and properly, for at least twenty seconds or until you finish singing a round of the Happy Birthday Song. Look up proper handwashing techniques and start washing your hands properly and turn it into a habit.

Sanitize.

Other than washing your hands with soap and water, applying hand sanitizer that has 70% alcohol content is also advised by health experts. Keep a bottle of alcohol or hand sanitizer with you wherever you go, especially if you’re going out in public. Apply sanitizer as much as you can most especially if you have touched handrails, money, and other frequently-touched surfaces that contain germs and bacteria.

Keeping Your Home Clean

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Clean your home and surroundings regularly.

Since it’s already time for spring cleaning, get around to it as soon as you can. Make sure you clean every inch of your home and keep it clean at all times.

Vacuum the carpets and plush. Dust off all furniture and appliances. Clean the vents and make sure your HVAC system filters are clear. Power wash your driveway and patio. Do whatever is necessary to keep your home and surroundings clean.

Disinfect your home, especially surfaces that are often touched and areas that have the most traffic.

Researchers and experts found that the Covid-19 virus sticks to surfaces and lives on for a few hours to a couple of days. Make sure to sanitize all frequently-touched surfaces at home, especially doorknobs, cabinet and drawer handles, appliances, and light switches.

If you have no home sanitizer, there are a lot of homemade recipes available online in place of store-bought sanitizers.

Get rid of pests.

Some common household pests, such as vermin and roaches, are known to carry germs and bacteria that cause sickness and disease. Any form of sickness that will weaken your immune system at this time of health crisis makes one more susceptible to the coronavirus. Get rid of all the pests in your home. Contact a Nebraska, Florida, or New England pest control company to get the job done for you.

Keeping yourself and your surroundings clean by observing proper hygiene and sanitization may simple enough but could be your best bet at keeping you and your loved ones safe from the virus.

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