How can we reduce the risk of getting a coronavirus infection?

08.04.2020

Coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 has revealed that in a complicated epidemiological situation, it is important to pay special attention to hygiene, to strengthen measures for sanitary disposal of premises, to follow carefully all the rules developed by the Ministry of health and Roszdravnadzor.

Impex international work with doctors from different countries and areas of medicine allows us to keep up-to-date with the information about the ways of the virus spreading and take protection measures timely.

The main route of virus infection.

We present the main recommendations that will help to reduce the risk of contamination of coronavirus infection COVID-19.

The major route of infecting of the viral coronavirus infection COVID-19 is by droplet spread. In view of this, it is highly recommended to avoid public places, to keep the distance no less than 1 metre. It is better to avoid being in one place with the infected people for a long time.

What is more, people can be infected through the physical contact with infected surfaces as this infection is transferred to the mucous membranes of the nose, mouth, and eyes through touching the face.

That is why it is so important to use hand sanitizers, wash your hands with an antibacterial agent or soap, and clean work surfaces such as pens, keys, mobile phones and computer keyboards.

Disinfect your hands and do not touch your face — the gold standard of protection against infection.

About antiseptics and soaps.

A pathogen virus is easily killed by a detergent. The fact is that it is not very tenacious of life in the conditions of disinfection.

Since the virus is enclosed in a so-called fat cover, soap has a great ability to dissolve this cover, due to its chemical structure.

That is why WHO is for washing hands with soap as the main measure to prevent infection with coronavirus. However, it is important to wash your hands for at least 30 seconds.

Antiseptic is a great alternative way to clean the skin if there is no soap or tap nearby. WHO has decided that an effective antiseptic must contain at least 62% alcohol by its volume.

Compounds based on ethanol, propanol and isopropanol effectively inactivate the virus. As alcohol-free antiseptics are based on chlorhexidine , they are less effective against the virus.

Impex contributes to the fight against COVID-19

We have been working with medical organizations since 2014, keeping up to date with the latest news and laws related to the health sector around the world. Our goal is to support the medical community in the fight against the pandemic, so we make sure that the medical supplies and the equipment have all the necessary quality certificates and are shipped on time.

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