The one habit that could save your life


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In previous posts, we have discussed the benefits of hand washing, practicing good hygiene and living a healthy and safe life. The current epidemic of ebola provides us with another reason to practice good hygiene including regular hand washing. But beyond making hand washing a habit, is the need to do it properly and effectively (see picture above).
Ofcourse the first step to prevention is not to have physical contact which could lead to exchange of bodily fluids with someone that is symptomatic (symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite).
Have persons around you with the common symptoms go for a test and report any movement of corpse(s) around your area.
Be vigilant but do not spread or feed the panic.
Since you cannot be sure of the surfaces or people you come in contact with, wash your hands as often as you can and where you can’t, use a hand sanitizer with very high alcohol content.
Think back to the hygiene habits you were taught in elementary school…like take your bath, wash your hands, wash your clothes, don’t put dirty hands in your mouth, don’t rub your eyes… the list goes on… and practice them daily.
Hygiene ergo cleanliness comes at no cost relative to the cost of contracting a killer disease like ebola.
Regular hand washing is the habit that saves you a lot of trouble.