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Our bodies can gradually adapt to a protective behaviour to decrease the number of times we unconsciously touch our faces.
Start sessions prior to accessing heavily circulated or suspicious places
onWatch App vibrates every time you touch your face
to make you aware of the unconscious gestures.
Human rhinoviruses ( HRV ) - cold -
Rhinovirus has been shown to infect via self-inoculation following hand-to-hand contact with contaminated hands or hand-to-surface contact with contaminated objects in the environment.
HRV infection is efficiently initiated by intranasal and conjunctival inoculation but not by the oral route. In studies of natural and experimental HRV infection, the virus is regularly deposited onto the hands and introduced into the environment.
"Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick."
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
It only takes a few virus particles to infiltrate your mucous membranes and make you sick.
Coronavirus can spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects. For example, a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Escherichia coli ( E. coli )
E. coli can cause illness in people who touch contaminated material, they can transfer the bacteria from their hands to their mouths, or to others.
Professor David Livermore, from the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, who is the study’s main author, said: “The great majority of strains of ESBL-E.coli causing human infections aren’t coming from eating chicken, or anything else in the food chain. ‘Rather – and unpalatably – the likeliest route of transmission for ESBL-E.coli is directly from human to human, with faecal particles from one person reaching the mouth of another.’
Influenza virus (RNA viruses) - flu -
Influenza spreads around the world in yearly outbreaks, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 290,000 to 650,000 deaths.
Influenza spreads predominantly via the droplet and contact routes when people cough and sneeze, by direct contact for example hand shaking and by indirect contact with infected individuals via contaminated objects, spread through respiratory secretions on hands, tissues, etc. If the infected person doesn’t cover his or her mouth and nose people within a range of two meters can be infected. There is also some evidence that infectious aerosols may play a role in influenza transmission.