What to know about the Zika virus and the dangers of washing your hands
Posted January 16, 2020 03:27:33While we’re all still in the process of figuring out what to expect from the arrival of the Zika pandemic, many of us already know what to do.
We use a lot of different cleaners, which can lead to the spread of viruses, but a lot is also made of waxes, paper towels and other household products that can also lead to infection.
Here are the most important tips to remember for avoiding infection and cleaning up after a Zika outbreak:Wash your hands before and after each use.
Washing your hands after use is the most common way people can get infected.
If you are using a detergent or soap that is not meant to be used for cleaning, wash your hands in a bowl of warm water and then wipe down your hands with a clean cloth.
Wash hands after each washing to ensure they are not exposed to the virus.
Wear clean clothes.
If you’re in a group, wear clean clothing and wash your clothing in hot water and detergent for at least 20 seconds.
Wearing gloves while handling raw or undercooked meat or poultry is strongly recommended.
If your hand is wet, wash it in cold water.
Washing your hand after touching raw meat or meat products is not recommended as it may spread the virus to your hands.
Wipe your hands thoroughly with a damp cloth before and during each use of soap and water.
If soap and warm water don’t work, use warm water or detergent.
Use a scrub brush and soap if soap and hot water don�t work.
If soap and detergents are not available, use soap or warm water to clean your hands and your feet.
You should also wash your face and mouth before you go out.
Wipes and scrubbers are best when they are easy to use, but they should not be used in a hurry.
The most common reason for using soap and a scrubber is to prevent the spread and transmission of the virus and to reduce the chance of catching the virus when you come home.
Wiping your hands when using a sanitizer is also recommended.
Wash your hands only after using the sanitizers to prevent spread of the disease.
Wiping your hand afterward is not advisable.
Wet wipes are more effective at preventing transmission of Zika than hot water.
Use one wipe every two to three minutes and wash with soap and soap and cold water for 15 to 30 seconds.
Wash twice with a wet towel or cloth to avoid the spread.
Avoid contact with your eyes, nose or mouth.
Washes can be effective in preventing infection and spreading the virus, but washing your face is best.
Wearing a face mask or a full face mask with goggles or goggles will help prevent any potential transmission of any virus to you.
Do not share towels or towels with others.
Warm water, disinfectant wipes, or hand sanitizing wipes are not recommended for cleaning and should be used with caution.
Wash them separately.
The Zika virus can be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as saliva, urine, feces, vomit, blood, sweat and tears, and can also be transmitted by direct touching with infected tissue, clothing or utensils.
The virus can also spread if the person touches surfaces that have a higher concentration of virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a public health advisory to help travelers and others get prepared for a potential Zika outbreak.
Ways to protect yourself:Get vaccinated.
If your health care provider tells you to get vaccinated, be sure to do so and get tested to determine if you are at high risk for getting Zika.
If so, ask your provider if you can get vaccinated before returning to the country and take the steps outlined below.
If no health care providers tell you to be vaccinated, your health insurance may pay for the vaccine but you must obtain a prescription from a health care practitioner.
The CDC recommends you get a Zika vaccine by the end of January.
Get vaccinated when you arrive.
Travelers who arrive in the United States by air or by boat are eligible to get a vaccine at no cost, but travelers on boats and airliners will need to get one from the US Department of Transportation.
To get a shot, you’ll need to bring your travel documents, including an I-94, to the US Customs and Border Protection office.
The vaccines are also available for purchase from a pharmacy.
Follow the CDC’s guidelines for getting vaccinated.
Wake up when you wake up.
When you wake in the morning, take a deep breath and make sure you have a healthy and clean body.
Waking up early is important to ensure your body is ready for the next day’s work.
Your body may be able to take up to 30 minutes to process your vaccinations, so make sure to wake up when it’s time to get up.
You can use a pillow to rest your head during this time. Get up