- outbreak /OUT-breyk/
- contamination /kuh n-tam-uh-NEY-shuhn/
- hygiene /HAHY-jeen/
- enforce /en-FAWRS/
- nozzle /NOZ-uhl/
- precautionary /pri-KAW-shuh-ner-ee/
[noun] a sudden appearance of something, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant
The government ended the rebels’ outbreak with cruel order.
[noun] the state of containing unwanted or dangerous substances
Swimming in the lake is not allowed until the contamination is identified and controlled.
[noun] the practice or principles of keeping yourself and your environment clean in order to maintain health and prevent disease
Even if there is no virus outbreak, we must be consistent in practicing personal hygiene.
[verb] to make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted
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[noun] a narrow piece attached to the end of a tube so that the liquid or air that comes out can be directed in a particular way
He twisted the nozzle of the damaged shower head carefully in order not to break it.
[adjective] intended to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous from happening
She was taken to the hospital due to a sudden headache as a precautionary measure.
“There’s no problem with using hand cream as long as you have dried your hands thoroughly before applying it,” says Dr. Lindsay Broadbent of the Centre for Infection and Immunity at Queen’s University Belfast. She strongly discouraged using others’, though, or let others use yours. Simple hygiene measures must also be enforced in that you shouldn’t touch the nozzle as bacteria and fungus could survive there. Dr. Stephen Griffin of the University of Leeds supported this stating that should your hands be “painfully chapped,” a shared hand lotion should do the trick provided that you use a fresh sheet of tissue to push the dispenser. A common notation that direct contact with the container was strongly discouraged.
“Your first barrier to any germ is your skin,” says Griffin and therefore suggested that using hand cream was in fact a good idea. He further pointed out that contracting an infection was still very low even if your hands were bleeding. He stated that after all these procedures, washing your hands with water and soap and pairing it with a trusty hand cream should mean no hard given that we have taken all the precautionary and hygienic measures beforehand.
- What is considered as the first barrier to any germ?
- What notion did both doctors agree based on the article?
- What does repeated washing of hands tend to result in?
- Why is it advised to not touch the nozzle of the dispenser when getting hand cream/lotion?
- What is needed to be done as the initial step to fight the contraction of the disease?
- Aside from hand creams, do you know of any home remedies that can aid in cleaning your hands and preventing chapped skin?
- What is your routine when it comes to hygiene? Do you follow it religiously? Why or why not?
- . Give examples of improper hygiene that a lot of people seem to be doing.
- How did you hear about the virus? What was your initial response?
- What is your community doing to prevent the spread of the virus?