Are you serious about protecting your health? Do you want to make sure you minimize putting yourself at risk for certain contagious diseases? This can be very hard, because the world seems to be full of these risks. What makes it worse is that certain people are more at risk than others. Let’s take a look at some of them:
People who do a lot of traveling-We’re talking about not only traveling around the world, but maybe just traveling around the country a lot. You risk putting yourself at more risk to exposure due to this traveling.
People who are frequently in positions where they are around a lot of people in tight spaces-This can be places such as subways and public transit. The reason these areas are so risky is because people who are carrying some of these diseases might not show outward signs of it yet.
People who go to specific places where the risk of getting contagious diseases is high-Some of these places would include poorer countries as well as those that have been in the news lately for certain bacterial infection problems.
Following is a list of 10 along with a few other contagious diseases you need to know about in 2019. These contagious diseases are usually treatable, but individual risk is going to vary as well as the risk for more serious problems as a result of catching them:
Zoonotic Flu Viruses
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever
Ebola virus disease
Marburg hemorrhagic fever
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Nipah virus disease
Rift Valley fever
So the question becomes what do you have to do in order to protect yourself from not just the diseases above, but others you might not know of? Well the first thing you can do is educate yourself more on what specific vaccinations you can get in order to protect yourself.
For instance when you travel you need to look at what contagious diseases are most prone in that part of the world. It might even be required for you to get a vaccination before you go to certain countries. Vaccinations are an issue though for those who don’t believe in them due to religious reasons or have other beliefs.
The next thing you can do is try to limit your exposure to certain tight spaces. Now we understand that this might not always be possible, so instead you’ll just have to focus on proper sanitation. If it isn’t available in an area, then you can bring a carry sized version yourself. Always washing your hands for example after doing certain things is a great way to statistically lower your risk of getting certain contagious diseases.
Next you need to know what the most serious warning signs are in order to get treatment right away before a contagious disease can progress. We recommend looking more into the contagious diseases listed in terms of the most obvious side effects, but also some of the smaller ones. If you notice any of them, then get to a doctor right away in order to get tested. And this brings us to the final point.
You want to know where you can go in order to get tested for a contagious disease quickly and affordably. There are several places that can test you for specific contagious diseases or an entire list of them. If you do your research you can get these tests for a very minimal out of pocket outlay. Going to your regular doctor might not always be an option on short notice. Plus individual testing at independent facilities tends to be lower cost.
No matter what the contagious diseases are out there, don’t let them prevent you from enjoying your day to day life. Just know how to prepare yourself and how to respond should you expect you might have come into contact contagious diseases.