10 Ways to Stay Safe From an Epidemic


People may quickly get frightened during an outbreak, and believe that being sick is imminent, or take some drastic measures to save themselves. The main thing is to analyze what experts are saying, and find out what various sources believe to keep you safe.

1. Retain sick family members in house.

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During the winter months, one reason people continue to get sick is possible that the cold weather sometimes brings people together in confined spaces, making it harder for diseases to spread. Knowing this, stop going out in public if you or a loved one already displays signs of illness. In more severe situations, people who are sick can be put under quarantine or isolation.

2. Apply for medicine before symptoms arise.

It could be a good idea for people who are already taking medicine for asthma or allergies to speak to their doctor about a pre-medication program, in which they treat symptoms before they develop, to help reduce the risk of illness.

3. Sanitize things that are commonly used.

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Just like people can avoid going out in public when they are ill, it may be equally vital for people in good health to avoid close contact with people with obvious symptoms at this time. Likewise, in your home or place of business, you should periodically sanitize frequently touched objects, so you can prevent indirect contact with a sick person.

4. Cook well the meat and the eggs.

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Food can contain poisonous bacteria and can make sick people either by eating them or simply by handling them. Most foods, in particular meat, poultry, fish and eggs, have to be thoroughly cooked to kill this bacteria. Food should usually be cooked at or beyond 167 ° F (75 ° C) or hotter and should be at least 140 ° F (60 ° C) when consumed.

5. Prevent interaction with wild animals, or livestock.

Different species can bear harmful germs which can cause a number of diseases in humans. They are known as zoonotic diseases and can be transmitted by contact, bite, or even share the same area as an animal. Farm animals can be dangerous to humans as well as wild animals, particularly during an epidemic. Please stop these creatures wherever possible.

6. Wash towels right away.

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People may use the same towel or washcloth to cut down on laundry, but that’s not always healthy. Towels can be a breeding ground for germs, particularly when they are used by sick people. Cleaning and replacing the towels in their shared living spaces, as in kitchens or bathrooms, is necessary for people.

7. Keep on hydrated.

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The body begins consuming more water than normal when you feel unwell, and you can get dehydrated without even knowing it. Drink about eight cups of fluids a day, such as wine, broth, fruit juice, milk, or coffee with decaf. In addition, you can even suck on ice chips, ice popsicles, or use a moisturizer. Stop drinks with sucrose or caffeine.

8. Stock up on deliveries.

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You may find yourself unable to leave your home if your region experiences an outbreak. It would be a smart idea to stock up on food and water to prepare for this, worth around 2 weeks at a time. Seek to find non-perishable foods which can be easily packed, such as packaged products and canned foods. The stock also toilet paper, cleaning materials, diapers, pet food,

9. Wear gloves in the populace.

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The germs are often distributed by hands, as described above. Wearing gloves and surgical masks may aid, but use them properly. For gloves, it’s important to know that when you take off your gloves you can get germs on your hands, so make sure you wash your hands frequently after you take them off, just like health care staff. In fact, washing your hands while wearing gloves is often a good idea

10. Be cautious with facemasks.

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Facemasks are usually useful but it is becoming very popular for people to misuse them. For example, people who already have symptoms of sickness, not healthy people, always should wear them in order to avoid transmitting potential disease. They are especially important to health care workers and people who take care of others in close spaces.