There are specific steps that we take to protect ourselves and the people around us. The goal is to protect our body while limiting the transmission of a virus. Particular attention should be paid to those belonging to vulnerable groups.
To boost your defense against influenza and other respiratory viruses, follow these tips:
- To help protect the body, we need to have a balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, which contain valuable antioxidants, as they protect the body greatly.
Adequate water consumption, thereby hydrating and helping the body release toxins.
Reduce alcohol to avoid vitamin deficiency.
Help your body by providing it with several hours of sleep and a good 20 minute walk a day.
Respiratory Virus & Personal Protection
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 '' - 20 ''. Alternatively, you can use an alcohol solution or alcohol-soaked wipes.
Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue and wash immediately after your hands. Dispose of the tissue immediately after use in a closed bin.
Virus Spread Restriction
If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact your doctor.
Those who have cold symptoms should wear a mask to visit their physician as well as in public transport.
- In case of illness, you should stay in your home for at least 3-5 days, in order not to spread the virus to the people you come into contact with, but also to allow your body to rest.
- Avoid close contact when symptoms of cold and overcrowding occur indoors. Make sure that windows are regularly opened in small places.
Disinfect frequently used items such as knobs, phones, chairs, tables, keyboards etc.
- Trust experts and scientists for your information.
Protecting our organism and respecting our fellow humans is not hypochondriac behavior or microbiophobia . It is a measure we take when there is serious reason and lasts until a virus threat passes, then we can relax our protection measures.