Besides the heat, congestion, and fatigue lowering your immune system, experts warned that spread of bacteria in public places like cemeteries is quick, and these may put your health in danger this Undas season.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Rey Salinel explained, “Congestion, init, ulan, lahat ‘yan conducive para sa viral and bacterial proliferation.”
Bacteria and germs are multiplied and passed on easily in areas like lawns and dirty restrooms, and areas with scattered garbage around the cemetery.
Sleep deprivation also increases the chances of getting bacteria as this lower our body’s resistance.
“Yung mga virus na ‘yan, ‘yung mga bacteria, oportunista ‘yan. Pag alam nilang bagsak na ang immune system mo, diyan papasok ‘yung mga trangkaso, ubo’t sipon,” Salinel said.
People might also acquire sore eyes and diarrhea if the body is not properly protected.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), washing our hands with soap is the ‘most effective and inexpensive way’ to protect ourselves from getting sick.
However, clean restrooms where we can wash our hands are lacking in public places.
Salinel still advised people to remain cautious. He said, “Kung may sarili kang baon na tubig at antibacterial soap na p’wede mong gamitin para mas lalo kang makasiguro na pati ‘yung mga kuko mong ‘yan, ‘di ba, ay malinis.”
Source: ABS CBN Image: Pamilya OnGuard
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