According to the Ministry of Health, an increase in respiratory diseases has been detected in Ecuador in the last months of 2022. Below, we present several measures to reduce the risk of contagion.
1. Get vaccinated
It is important to be up to date with influenza vaccines, since they prevent complications by strengthening our defenses. On the other hand, it is important to mention the common dates of the flu that go from November to March and from August to September to be more alert.
2. Avoid contact with other people if there is discomfort
In the last and first months of the year the meetings are more common. This can intensify infections. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid contact. In case of presenting any type of discomfort such as sore throat, fever, cough, nasal congestion, it is best to visit a doctor to receive a diagnosis. Also, it is essential to wear a mask to take care of yourself and others.
3. Wash your hands
Washing is an action that became a habit during the pandemic, but which, in the following months, stopped being performed with the same frequency. It is important to continue doing it to protect yourself against viruses and bacteria; before during and after preparing or eating food. When blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Ideally, washing should last at least 20 seconds and soap and water should be used.
4. Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth
Hands are in contact with various surfaces, if they are contaminated they can transfer viruses to the eyes, nose and mouth.
5. Stay healthy
It is advisable to practice good habits such as: cleaning and disinfecting the most contact surfaces in the home, getting adequate sleep, controlling stress, drinking fluids, consuming fruits and vegetables, especially those that have Vitamin C, such as lemon, orange and blueberries. .
What should I do at my job?
Avoid having contact with co-workers, better greet without approaches. If you do get it, you have to wash your hands well and wear a mask.
Keep the office well ventilated, to achieve this you must open the windows.
If you have any discomfort and it is easy to telework, the ideal is to return home as soon as possible. If the diagnosis is positive, work must be informed so that they can take action with the people with whom they had contact.
Follow these recommendations to keep yourself, loved ones, and co-workers safe.