The Germ Journey: How Disease and Infection Spread

Today, we’re tracing the secret paths of germs, discovering how they travel from one place to another, causing diseases along the way. Buckle up as we delve into the hidden highways and byways that germs use to embark on their adventures!


The Many Paths of Germs

  • Human to Human: Germs hitch a ride through direct skin-to-skin contact, where germs from one person’s skin jump onto another’s. It could also happen through the air, especially when someone coughs, sneezes, or even talks, sending tiny germ-laden droplets into the air that others might breathe in.


  • Food: Our meals can sometimes be an unexpected transport for germs. For instance, bacteria can travel from raw food, like chicken, to our hands and then onto other foods we’re preparing. Cooking can kill some germs, but if we touch raw items and then handle other foods without washing our hands in between, germs can spread.


  • Animal Encounters: Our furry, feathery, or scaly friends can also be carriers of germs, whether it’s through bites, scratches, or even just petting animals. And it’s not just pets; insects like ticks and mosquitoes can also transfer diseases through their bites.


  • Touch and Go: Everyday objects and surfaces can be secret carriers of germs. Think TV remote, your kids’ toys, doorknobs…and if we then touch our face, especially our mouth, nose, or eyes, those germs can enter our bodies.


Preventing Unwanted Travelers

  • Hand Hygiene: Regular and thorough handwashing with soap and water can disrupt the journey of germs, preventing them from moving from our hands to our face and body. Read our article on Handwashing Tips here.


  • Safe Practices: Disinfecting our homes, ensuring our food is cooked thoroughly, and being mindful of interactions with animals can also put a halt to germ travels.


  • Vaccination: Vaccines train our bodies to recognize and fight specific germs, preventing certain diseases from taking hold even if we do come into contact with them.


Our daily lives provide plenty of opportunities for germs to travel. By understanding their paths, we can disrupt their journeys and protect our health and the health of our loved ones too.




Our Jejuri factory was audited and approved by Food & Drugs Authority, Ghana in 2009. Our initial operations in Ghana were limited to an import and re-export hub in Tema Free Trade Zone to service Ghana and other West African Countries.
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