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Prevention is the Key

Compiled by Neil Willer S. Nobleza | Circulation Manager

Vol. XCI No. 3 — Aug. 14, 2019

From a very young age, we’ve been told to wash our hands before eating or preparing food and after using the bathroom. While this is general information for hygienic reasons, many of us tend to forget doing this practice; hence we contract various infections like diarrheal diseases and pneumonia which are the two top killers of young children around the world. Here are some tips to prevent from getting these kinds of diseases:


WASH YOUR HANDS: It is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. First, you wet your hands, apply soap, foam your hands by rubbing the soap together, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse well, and dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.


USE HAND SANITIZER: Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to remove germs in most circumstances. But if soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can also do the trick!


DRY YOUR HANDS USING A CLEAN CLOTH: Dry hands thoroughly using a clean paper or cloth towel or under an electric air dryer. It is important to dry hands thoroughly after washing because some bacteria remain on hands after washing, and these bacteria are more easily spread via wet hands than dry ones.


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