Friday, January 06, 2012

Daily Health Gyan and your toilet seat

Covering the toilet seat after crapping, to flush will prevent the spread of the Winter Vomitting bug. So many of my students  took off over the last two weeks, due to a bad tummy ... and it could be this virus. Apparently passed on when the shit flies up or aerosols (drops of water carry the virus) settle down on to the objects in the toilet, which then are touched by others and passed on... Ideal way to safeguard yourself:
  • Keep the toilet seat on while flushing.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly after handling either the door knob, basin etc in a toilet, especially strange toilets as in hotels (which may explain why a lot of women get it ..esp ones having little kids -- those tykes must shit when momma is eating!!!).
Symptoms include nausea, and upset tummy. Rest and liquids is the only way to survive the bug.

The virus incubates for two to four days, so u now know which toilet got you in trouble.

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