Soon the &quot breaks with the carnival;fifth Jahreszeit" to many people come together and revel in. So that viruses and bacteria have not a too easy game, the Federal centre for health education (BZgA) tips on how infection with colds or flu can be avoided.

Not only the carnival, but also colds and flu have now high season. Who’s vaccinated against the flu is to frequently wash their hands and celebrating together the "Coughing and Sneezing Etikette" meet infection prevention but. The BZgA is called the hygiene rules, which contribute to the carefree celebrate:

  • When you cough and Sneeze with a Disposable handkerchief use, distance from other to hold and turn away. The handkerchief dispose of afterwards. If there is no pocket-handkerchief is ready, in the crook of your arm sneeze or cough.
  • Glass and Cutlery are not shared with others to use as lipsticks and other make-up utensils.
  • Hands regularly and thoroughly with soap, especially after using the toilet, before eating, after blowing your Nose and when you come home.
  • With unwashed hands, the face (especially mouth, eyes and nose) as far as possible not to touch, and no food can touch.

The head of the Federal centre for health education Dr. med. Heidrun Thaiss explains: "Anyone who is suffering from a respiratory infection, spread by coughing and Sneezing pathogens via tiny droplets in its environment. These can then be breathed in by other people and as a disease cause. Also on the hands and on shared objects, such as glasses, but also door handles and grab handles causative agents of respiratory diseases can be due to so-called smear infections spread. Simple hygiene rules can help in the process of transmission chains to break."


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