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Personal Hygiene & Viral Infections

Updated: May 22

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Personal hygiene is and will always be the primary hygiene key to ensure that we protect ourselves and the workplace environment.

Lately, we have seen a variety of viral scares and currently, we are facing the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, causing the COVID-19 disease as being reported in national and international media.

The current infection rates are high, but mortality figures are low with a percentage of 2 – 4% of people infected dying of this disease.

Transmission of Virus

  • Human Contact Though this virus cannot be transmitted through skin contact alone, contact with people should be limited.

  • Sputum Molecules Transmitted Through the Air Coughing and sneezing.

  • Contaminated Objects Depending on the environmental conditions, the virus can be alive for several days if areas are not disinfected regularly.


  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat

  • Dry cough

  • Fever

  • Difficulty breathing in severe cases


  • Wash hands frequently with soap and running water for at least 30 seconds, best would be 60% alcohol-based sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth as this is the main entry of infection.

  • Keep a safe distance from others, as sputum molecules can easily be transmitted.

  • Avoid contact with possible contaminated surfaces and disinfect/sanitize hands after use or contact.

General Health

  • Take supplements to boost the immune system, supplements should however not replace a healthy diet, water intake and sleep.

  • Buffered Vitamin C is a good choice to build the immune system.

  • A healthy diet should be well-balanced with little to no sugar and refined starch. Smaller, more frequent meals instead of one large meal should be consumed daily.

  • Fruits and vegetables should form a balanced part of your daily diet.

  • Processed and refined foods should be avoided as far as reasonably possible.

  • Ensure that your water intake is enough to ensure that you do not dehydrate, dry and dehydrated membranes make you more susceptible to virus penetration through the throat and mucus membranes.

  • Sleep enough to ensure that you give your body enough time to recover from the day and to boost your immune system.

The healthier you are, the more resistant you are to potential viral attacks.

Speak to NutroChem about Your COVID19 Concerns

Contact your NutroChem Hygiene Specialist for more information on the above and additional information on available products.

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