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Harmful Bacteria On Computer Keyboards
Been exposed to viral and bacterial menigtis from co worker that died..What shoulf we all do..We all used the same phone, computers ect...
Ask health dept: First, i'm sorry about your co-worker. If he or she had Meningococcal meningitis, it would have been reported to the health department in your state. They contact everyone who had close contact with the person, and treat them with antibiotics. If that hasn't happened, it's more likely it was viral meningitis, which you don't need to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep in check: There is bacteria on our skin and in our colon. These bacteria are called " normal flora" and aside from aiding digestion they kill off harmful bacteria which shouldn't be there but under certain conditions like killing the normal flora with antibiotics allowing the harmful to flourish. The skin staph keeps the MRSA type staph in check again using a lot of antibiotics kill the good staph. ...Read more
Improper food: Hygiene. Realize that good and bad bacteria are everywhere. But with food, if it's not handled and stored in a safe fashion, it can allow all bacteria and fungi to grow out of control. Food is not only a nutrient for humans but also for bacteria. So if food is exposed/contaminated to bacteria(good or bad) during processing, it will often serve as a nutrient source to allow bacteria to thrive. ...Read more
Wash it twice a week: A healthy person using a water bottle to carry clean drinking water is unlikely to get an illness from "harmful" bacteria in the bottle. Neither the water nor the bottle are sterile, so there will be some bacteria, but probably won't cause disease. Rinsing the bottle with a little drinking water at each refill will help keep the bottle clean. Actual cleaning of the bottle can be done twice a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Go to the cdc website for that information. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which is more harmful to your eyes: using computer or tv with lights turned off or on ?
Neither: You can experiment with the lights on or off and at various intensities to see which makes it more comfortable and prolongs the ability to continue to work on the computer without fatigue but there will be no harm to your eyes doing any of these things. ...Read more
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