When coronavirus more contagious than just family

In connection with the pandemic coronavirus, the Russians began to delve into medical terms. One of them is family. Roughly speaking, this items, the touch of which it could become infected, including COVID-19. But, looking at how the surrounding lightly press the door handle or by washing hands with soap and water, they close the tap in the toilet, you know: the theme was filled not all.

При коронавирусе заразней всего фомиты

The most dangerous family — those which relate to very many hands. And then yours, then you touch the face, the risk of Contracting coronavirus via mucous membranes.

Offhand: Elevator push button (no wonder the Chinese press of a toothpick or even a special pin on the lighter, which then fired its own flames), door handles at the entrance or the office, the taps in a public toilet, handrails in public transport and metro, the handles of the carts at the supermarket, the buttons in the payment terminals and so on.

What to do to avoid infection through fomite? The simplest (but not most reliable) — wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after such contact. After washing your hands in any case can not close the faucet by them — this should be done tightly rolled towel.

The most reliable — to touch a potential source of infection disposable gloves.

Another option is to touch Famicom tissue, which then must be discarded and hands cleaned with a sanitizer.

The typical situation is: you put on disposable work gloves and go to them on the subway. But on the road, carried for a while on the handrail, adjust my bag and then at the door to get the keys to the apartment. Doctors advise, walking into the house, to put-put the items you touched, separately — for example, in a certain corner of the hallway. Be removed and stored in pre-emission package of gloves.

Then undress the clothes it is advisable to hang separately from the rest, shoes also put in the certain place. And wipe everything you touch with a disinfectant substance (e.g., alcohol or sanitizer).

In the video below, a doctor from Russia, working in Spain, explains how to avoid drift of the coronavirus in the house.

According to recent studies, the coronavirus lives on plastic and metal up to three days.


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