Helminths are larger parasites, often known as ‘worms’. When these helminths or
their eggs enter the body, residing in the organs, they simply feed off your body’s
nutrients. Common helminths include tapeworms and roundworms. Once they
develop fully, they become visible to the naked eye. Since their physiology is similar to humans, sometimes it becomes difficult to treat the diseases that surface due to an infection as the drugs that would kill helminths
are toxic to human cells.
Infection vs. Disease
Infection occurs after the agents enter and cause harm to the body’s cells. A disease occurs when the cells are damaged due to the result of infection and the body begins to emit signs of illness. The immune system uses its white blood cells, antibodies, and other mechanisms to fight off the infection before it turns into a disease. Usually, symptoms of a bigger illness are a result of this process.
How to safeguard your body Since there is no 100% solution to immunity from these infectious agents, prevention works better than cure. In the backdrop of the pandemic, it is necessary to increase tactics that
1.Washing your hands regularly
- One of the easiest, failsafe methods to
prevent infections is by making sure you wash your hands after coming in
contact with things that are in public spaces or even within your own home
that might be vulnerable to retaining these agents for a long period.
2.Invest in a UVC technology
- A disinfection method that uses short-
wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV-C) light to kill or neutralize
microorganisms can be used to disinfect objects or spaces that are frequently
touched. These UVC sanitizing products can be found in various shapes and
sizes. From a compact handheld device to a tower that can radiate UV light in
all corners of a large room, the options in the market are many.
3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Although visiting a sick friend or relative might feel kind, in light of the pandemic, it is important to keep physical intimacy with sick people at bay. It may not be that the person might infect you but chances are that agents on your cloth or inside your body might enter the patient’s system and derail the process of
4. Clean surfaces that are touched often