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How

Infection Spread?

Infection spread about through a few means – either directly from an infected person to a susceptible person where there is a physical transfer of the micro-organisms; or indirectly when the susceptible person comes into contact with a contaminated surface. Throughout the day, one will definitely touch a bed, tables, chairs, door knobs, handrails, washroom surfaces, cutleries, trays, cups, computer keyboards, buttons and knobs of electronic devices, office desk-top, phones, vehicle seats, steering wheels and many more.

These surfaces are contaminated through air-borne micro-organisms, contaminated droplets , or even vector-borne (insects and animals) - including flies, mosquitoes, ticks, cats, dogs, rats and so on. Or it could be from an infected person who happens to touch the surface just before the susceptible person did.

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Which Area

most effective?

In most cases, it has been observed that the cross infection is from surfaces to hands. Advice from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has for a long time been that hand hygiene is the most effective way of preventing many diseases spreading. Frequent hand washing is probably the single most effective and simplest method. With anti-microbial soap and water, it is deemed even more effective. Then comes alcohol-based gel and liquid; convenient and fast acting, especially at occasions where water is not readily available.

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Find

the solutions!

However, microbial soap do not leave behind any residue and therefore no long lasting effect. Similarly, alcohol evaporates fast and the protection is gone. Even if the microbes have all been removed at the time of evaporation, there is still nothing present to stop recolonisation as soon as another contaminated surface is touched. Alcohol is also not suitable for some, as it causes dry skin and cracked skin.

Q Shield™ - both a skin sanitizer and surface disinfectant - coats a very thin layer that bonds onto wherever you apply it, and immediately starts to work. It continues to clean, control and protect.

The anti-microbial action is not reduced; does not lose its efficacy, unless through abrasion or exfoliation. It is also safe for handling food and babies.