People often say that [there is a big epidemic after a big disaster], which is reasonable.
After the disaster, our living environment was destroyed, many sanitation facilities could not operate normally, and people’s health could not be guaranteed.
What should I do at this time?
Today, Dr. Clove sorted out 8 tips for everyone to get through the post-disaster period safely.
STEP 1 Pay Attention to Food Hygiene
Do not eat food soaked in sewage, food cleaned out of mud, raw food, drowned animals or spoiled food.
2. Pay Attention to Drinking Water Sanitation
Do not drink raw water. For temporary drinking well water, river water, lake water and pond water, boil and disinfect them. If necessary, alum can be used to clarify them before boiling. If conditions permit, it is best to drink water from water delivery trucks or mineral water.
3. Attention to environmental sanitation
Remove silt, garbage and accumulated water in time and disinfect with bleaching powder.
4. Pay attention to disinfection of articles
Articles cleaned out of the home should be disinfected by boiling, chlorine-containing disinfectant or exposure to the sun. If the articles are easy to absorb water and cannot be cleaned and disinfected, they should be thrown away.
5. Anti-mosquito, anti-fly and anti-rat
Remove garbage and accumulated water in front of and behind the house, install screen doors and windows, use mosquito nets, use fly sticky paper, fly sticky tape, fly trap or fly swatter to catch flies artificially and use mosquito repellent.
You can use squirrel cages and squirrel clips to kill rats. If you use squirrel poison to kill rats, you must pay attention to safety. The place where the squirrel poison is put should have eye-catching signs. Take good care of children to prevent rodent poison poisoning.
STEP 6 Pay Attention to Personal Protection
When cleaning up the area after the typhoon, you should wear strong, thick-soled shoes, long-sleeved trousers and gloves and masks to avoid being scratched by debris. Once scratched by nails and metals, you should go to the hospital in time to see a doctor, treat the wound according to the situation, and take tetanus vaccine if necessary.
7. Pay attention to the safety of going out.
When going out, do not go to hillsides, canyons and other places with slopes, because the rainstorm carried by typhoons may cause soil loosening, leading to landslides or mudslides, causing injuries. If you originally live in these places, pay attention to the notice and evacuate in time if necessary.
Stay away from outdoor scaffolding, telegraph poles, trees, billboards, iron towers, etc. They may be damaged by typhoons, and some structures may loosen and fall, causing damage to nearby personnel.
8. If you feel unwell, seek medical treatment in time.
In case of fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms, go to the hospital in time.
If other people have similar symptoms, inform the medical staff in time, which is helpful for the early detection of infectious diseases and lest the diseases spread.