Handwashing and hand sanitizer: which comes first

admin April 1, 2020

Handwashing and hand sanitizer: which comes first

Handwashing vs. hand sanitizer Handwashing and hand sanitizer both aimed at having good hygiene, combating disease causing organism and to stay healthy. Knowing when it’s best to wash your hands, and when hand sanitizers can be key to protecting oneself from the novel coronavirus, covid-19 as well as other illnesses, such as Malaria, common cold typhoid, cholera and list is endless. Although both serve the same purpose, washing your hands with soap and water should always be your first point of call, as reported by the CDC. Hand sanitizer can be used as a last resort approach only when soap and water isn’t available in a given situation. It is also crucial to wash your hands at all time, especially: after using the toilet after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose. before and after meal after touching surfaces that could be contaminated such as door handle, clothes e.t.c. The CDC […]

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How to use hand Sanitizer effectively against germs

admin March 31, 2020

How to use hand Sanitizer effectively against germs

How to use hand sanitizer How to use a hand sanitizer — Making a sanitizer is one thing, but how to use it, is also another thing. If your hands are dirty or greasy, opt for handwashing instead of using a sanitizer. Having said that, here are some tips for using your sanitizer effectively. 1. Spray or apply the sanitizer on your palm 2. Rub your hands together. Ensure you cover the entire surface of your hands and all your fingers. 3. Rub continuously for 30 to 60 seconds or until your hands are dry. It may take a while at least 60 seconds or more, for hand sanitizer to kill most germs. What germs can hand sanitizer kill? As reported by the CDC, an alcohol-based sanitizer that meets the standard requirement can rapidly reduce the number of microbes on your hands. It can also eliminate a wide range of disease-causing […]

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How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer without stress

admin March 31, 2020

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer without stress

How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer Although our old fashioned handwashing still remains the best way of preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as covid-19. But in the absence of soap and water, a sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol becomes your best bet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Due to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, most retailers can’t keep up with the demand for hand sanitizer and in most cases the prices have skyrocketed. But the good news is that it takes just three ingredients to make your own sanitizer at home. What are the receipes? Here are the few active receipes you need in making your own hand sanitizer: 1. Oil: 10 drops of an essential oil, such as lavender oil, tea tree oil, or even lemon juice can be used. 2. Alcohol: 3/4 cup of […]

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Covid-19: Can Ebola, HIV, or Malaria Drugs Treat Covid-19?

admin March 29, 2020

Covid-19: Can Ebola, HIV, or Malaria Drugs Treat Covid-19?

Covid-19: Can Ebola, HIV, or Malaria Drugs Treat Covid-19? New WHO Trial Aims to Find Out The World Health Organization (WHO) has annouced that it will be launching a multinational clinical trial in which four (4) existing drugs will be used to treat patients with coronavirus, covid-19. The project which currently includes 10 countries and will potentially involve thousands of patients currently battling the coronavirus-caused disease aimed at generating a robust data to show which treatments are the most effective against Covid-19 . It is assumed that the vaccines to protect us (humans) against covid-19 may not arrive for at least a year or more, but treatments to subdue the virus, shorten the length of the illness and save are another story. Like vaccines, antiviral medications can take years of research to develop, but the medical community already working on drugs that might prove effective in the battle against SARS-CoV-2, […]

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Coronavirus Disease vs the Flu (influenza)

admin March 28, 2020

Coronavirus Disease vs the Flu (influenza)

Coronavirus Disease vs the Flu (influenza) Coronavirus disease vs the flu- Influenza (the flu) and Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, are both infectious respiratory illnesses. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu may look similar, but the two diseases are caused by different viruses. Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu Symptoms Both cause flu like symptoms like fever, cough, body aches and fatigue; sometimes diarrhoea and vomiting. May be mild or severe, even fatal in rare cases. Both can result in pneumonia. Transmission Both can be spread from person to person via air droplets from an infected person coughing, sneezing or talking. A possible difference: Coronavirus disease, COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route (see details below under Differences). Both may show symptoms after several days of exposure to an infected person. Treatment None of the virus can be treated using antibiotics, which only work on bacterial infections. Both are treated […]

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How to Protect yourself from Coronavirus and COVID-19?

admin March 27, 2020

How to Protect yourself from Coronavirus and COVID-19?

How to Protect yourself and Others from the Coronavirus and COVID-19? Protect against Coronavirus and covid-19: To help cushion the spread of the COVID-19 and coronavirus – the virus that causes it, here are Crucial steps that can help protect you, your family , Loved ones and others. Avoid close contact with others First and foremost, It’s important to understand that the new coronavirus spreads mainly from person to person. If an infected person sneezes or coughs, their droplets can infect people closeby. That’s why it is necessary to avoid close contact with other people. Also understand that the new Coronavirus affects all ages (including children), so measures should be taken to a avoid close contact with others. These measures includes: Stay at home as much as you can and reduce visitors. Keep distance between yourself and others (practice social distancing). Stay at least six 6 feet (2metres) away from […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19: What Is Coronavirus, covid-19

admin March 27, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19: What Is Coronavirus, covid-19

Coronavirus COVID-19: What Is Coronavirus, covid-19 Coronavirus covid-19- The name Coronaviruses was coined from their appearance: Under the microscope, the viruses look like they are enveloped with pointed structures (that looks like spikes) that surround them like a corona, or crown-like. What you need to know about COVID-19 COVID-19 is the disease that emerged from China in December 2019 and its caused by the new coronavirus. On the other hand, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in both animals or humans. A newly identified strain has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19. Coronaviruses can be found in different animals. An animal coronavirus can rarely infect humans. There are many different kinds of coronaviruses, some of them can cause colds or other mild respiratory (nose, throat, lung) illnesses while others causes more serious diseases, which includes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and […]

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WhatsApp and WHO partners on coronavirus alert service

admin March 23, 2020

WhatsApp and WHO partners on coronavirus alert service

WhatsApp and WHO partners on coronavirus alert service WhatsApp and WHO partners on Coronavirus alert service as a way to keep you informed on the latest in the wake of the pandemic. Just like Google and bing, WHO alerts you on latest update on covid-19. Coronavirus alert on WhatsApp platform WhatsApp may have its share of blames in the past. But with the “Covid-19 on WhatsApp” move, both WHO and Facebook-owned WhatsApp have joined hands. This latest development will allow for the app users to stay safe from Coronavirus. The owner of this messaging platform Mark Zuckerberg, has announced this development on Facebook. With the World Health Organization (WHO) Alerts, you can receive their daily situation report on the go, which includes latest news information on covid-19 as well as latest numbers of cases by country around the world, tips on how to protect yourself from covid-19, latest situation reports […]

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Google and Bing Coronavirus Websites to provide all updates and other information on Covid-19

admin March 22, 2020

Google and Bing Coronavirus Websites to provide all updates and other information on Covid-19

Google and Bing Coronavirus Websites to provide updates on Covid-19 Google and bing Coronavirus websites: Google has developed its own website aimed at providing all updates about Coronavirus disease such as coronavirus update, state-based information, safety and prevention tips, search trends related to COVID-19, and further resources for individuals, businesses, and educators.  You can click here to access the website. In a wake of this, Google has improved its search engine experience on coronavirus, Covid-19 on mobile, tablet and desktop.Google has been providing search cards, helpline suggestions for users, and tabs on who makes searches on Coronavirus also known as Covid-19 disease. Today Google officially launched its Coronavirus website. The site is  geared towards providing support, helpline, suggestion, enhanced information and lots more. On Google’s Coronavirus site, you can access information on coronavirus, Covid-19. It signs, symptoms, prevention, treatment, help section, related official links of all World Health Organization (WHO) […]

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Yellow fever disease, causes and management

admin October 29, 2019

Yellow fever disease, causes and management

Yellow Fever What is Yellow fever? Yellow fever is a viral disease, usually of short duration that results to liver failure and death. Epidemiology People and location affected Prevalent in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Forty seven (47) countries in total, Africa (34) and Central and South America (13). In Nigeria over 500 cases per year. It is advised that anyone planning a trip to the above-mentioned locations should take all recommended and necessary precautions and at the very least receive a yellow fever vaccine. The “yellow” in the name is as a result of the jaundice that it causes in some patients. Causes of yellow fever How is yellow fever transmitted? Spread by the bites of mosquitoes (Aedes and Haemogogus species) and primates (monkeys). Monkeys are primary reservoir of this disease, when bitten by wild mosquitoes (Aedes and Haemogogus species), and in turn monkeys pass the virus […]

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