It might surprise you to know that not as many people die of non-curable ailments as they do from infections. Many ailments stem from genetics or are made worse by extenuating factors and in most cases nothing can be done. Infection control is very much in our own hands. If we are infected by some microorganism then it is only because of our own inability to keep our surroundings clean or because of the negligence of people who were in charge of safety.
For the purpose of thorough infection control, apt cleaning, disinfection and sterilization practices should be adopted by just about every type of establishment, be it public or private.
What Happens When We Don’t Worry About Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization?
When we pay no heed to cleaning, disinfection and sterilization methods, our bodies are left vulnerable to a myriad of infections. Some of them might not be as threatening but others could be categorized as deadly.
· What is Infection?
Infection can be defined as the act through which bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms invade the body, after which they attach to cells and continue to multiply. They do this by overcoming the body’s natural defense.
· How Does it Occur?
The organisms that cause the illness can be found just about everywhere. Air, soil, water, our food, animals and even other people carry these organisms. Infection occurs when organisms somehow get past our body’s immunity system which includes the skin, severe coughing (coughing expels germs from the lungs), resident bacteria, inflammatory response (the body sweats, swell and rises in temperature to kill the virus or the bacteria) and antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to boost immunity).
In short, infections can occur just about anywhere, anytime and can spread from people to people.
How do We Maintain Proper Infection Control?
You can start by making sure that your immediate surrounding lives up to all the standards of hygiene. Places you visit on a daily basis should follow the same protocols (e.g. offices, school, universities, etc.). When sharing items, it is important to disinfect them first with anti-viral wipes.
If you are going through any type of invasive procedure, then make sure that all the devices and equipment have been completely sterilized using the methods dictated by governing bodies. Above all, make sure that the surgery administrators utilize the best sterilization and disinfection products, which are easily available on our site.