The writer has been watching the news about the Ebola crisis, like the rest of the world has and he is concerned how everyone is processing this information, about this disease. The one thing that tends to be of great concern to everyone is how the disease is spread from person to person and what that means for the rest of society. Now the writer has mentioned this before, many years ago that he once worked in the health care field as a nurse’s aide or orderly. The writer worked in nursing homes and in a hospital. Working in those institutions required a person to be trained on how to take care of a patient with an infectious disease. The protocol was always gloves and gowns. Working in the health care field also required the writer to frequently wash his hands. Research indicates that Ebola is very hard to get, there has to be a direct mode for the disease to enter the body. With that being said, they best way for anyone to prevent the transmission of any infectious disease is to assume that someone may have a disease that is contiguous. I am not just talking about Ebola; the flu and the common cold are always are always rampant especially in the fall months. But again there are simple things people can do to avoid exposure to illnesses and diseases.
First and foremost, wash your hands frequently, the writer has mentioned this before many times, but it has to be said again. Everyone has to assume every door, every wall; every touchable surface may have been contaminated. Also assume that your co-worker may not be feeling well even if they are not showing signs of a cold or flu. The writer is not saying to anyone that they cannot shake hands with their friends or co-workers but find an area to wash your hands discreetly after the encounter. Carry a small bottle of alcohol sanitizer in your pocket and use it often.
Stay up to date on your yearly flu shots and if you the reader have any allergies, take your medication. Also get health checkups to gauge how healthy your body is. If you the reader is in poor health, you are more vulnerable to infections and diseases. In addition the writer recommends that everyone take vitamins whenever possible especially vitamin C which can help boost your immunity. Finally keep any cuts or rashes bandaged, because any opening in the skin is a potential passage for a germ or infection. And the writers needs to remind all his readers to exercise whenever possible and eat more fruits and vegetables, a fit body is a healthy body. Please resist the urge to eat poorly, avoid fast food restaurants, because there is a saying “You are what you eat”. For more information please consult the links below or the writer through, www.dadsonpowermode.com/. Have a healthy week.