As the rainy season continues to pound the nation with torrential rains, Filipinos have no choice but to constantly deal with floods, power outages, and transportation disruptions. But a bigger concern are the numerous diseases that are most common during this time of the year, such as cholera, typhoid fever, influenza, and most especially, leptospirosis.
Leptospirosis can be acquired by an individual through direct contact with infected animals and the urine of rodents. The disease is contracted through superficial cuts and open wounds that are exposed to contaminants such as flood water. If contracted, leptospirosis can lead to headache, muscle pain, chills, and even organ failure and death.
This is why preventing leptospirosis and other diseases is very important, and among the easiest ways to do this is by keeping yourself and your immediate surroundings clean. Below are five simple tips to ensure safety for you and your family this rainy season.
1. Proper Waste Management
Garbage must be kept away from your belongings to prevent contamination. Proper segregation ensures that waste is kept in a safe and efficient manner. Make it a habit to put your trash in designated bins and avoid leaving them out in the open to maintain the environment’s cleanliness.
2. Wear Protective Clothes
Students and employees are often exposed to pathogens and viruses, making them susceptible to various diseases. Protective clothes such as boots, jackets, and gloves work provide protection against water-borne diseases that are present during floods.
3. Wash Hands Frequently
Bacteria and viruses can be found almost anywhere, and you can easily get infected just by crossing the street, riding a public utility vehicle, or holding onto an infected railing. To lower the risk of acquiring diseases, wash your hands frequently.
Your home could be rife with bacteria and viruses without you even knowing, which is why disinfection is a must if you want to keep you and your family healthy. To help with this, New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corporation (NMPC) introduces Hygiene PRO, a disinfectant with coating technology that can protect nearly any surface for one week up to months. It’s easy and safe to use on people, things, animals, and plants. With this new product, a wide variety of materials inside your home are secured from disease-causing viruses!
5. Proper Hygiene
As always, the best way to prevent leptospirosis and other diseases during the rainy season is by observing proper personal hygiene. For additional layer of protection, use Hygiene 24, a hand sanitizer with coating technology equivalent to 10 handwashes in just one application, which also remains for 24 hours!
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