Submitted by: Ma. Krizia H. Ledesma
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Throughout the world, the prevalence of some diseases and other threats to human health depend largely on local climate. Extreme temperatures can lead directly to loss of life, while climate-related disturbances in ecological systems, such as changes in the range of infective parasites, can indirectly impact the incidence of serious infectious diseases. In addition, warm temperatures can increase air and water pollution, which in turn harm human health. Extremes of heat and cold can cause potentially fatal illnesses, e.g. heat stress or hypothermia, as well as increasing death rates from heart and respiratory diseases. That is why water and handwashing is important in the medical field. I am a Neonatal ICU nurse and I handle babies in critical conditions. Handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent spread of disease and infection. By frequently washing your hands, you wash away germs that are picked up from other people, from contaminated surfaces, or from animals and animal waste.
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