Don’t Get Ebola; 2 simple tricks

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Simple tricks to help you not to get or spread Ebola

Trick 1:

Proper technique while sneezing and coughing will make a huge different in the spreading of germs to others.  When you sneeze or cough…do it into your elbow instead of your hand.  Why?  Because it’s not the sneeze that spreads the germs, it’s the hands that touch the doorknobs and our family members that spreads them.  Just that simple trick will help your family from spreading the sickness through the whole household.

Trick 2:

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Another great trick or recipe for health is proper hand washing.  It may sound like it’s a no brainer because we learned to wash our hands when we were little children.  But, do we really know the proper hand washing technique?

  1. Wet hands with warm/hot water.

  2. Soap hands and rub vigorously on all sides for 20 seconds (this is the hardest part)!  Do you know just how long 20 seconds really is when washing your hands?  A good measure is to sing the birthday song all the way through, twice.  That should give you an idea of the timing.

  3. Rinse hands with warm water.

  4. Dry with a clean towel (as much as I love to reuse towels in the bathroom until they are almost crusty, this is not the time to do that).  Use paper towels in the communal bathroom in the house, especially during holiday time.  If not paper towels, make sure you change out the towel every couple of days to prevent bacteria from growing that can spread sickness.

Ebola is spread through bodily fluids, that includes saliva.  A sneeze is saliva rapidly leaving your mouth…do you like the people around you? Don’t get them or me sick…cover your mouth with your elbow when you sneeze. Please!

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