Five Diseases Contracted Through Handshakes
Latinos are known to be very affectionate people. In fact, in most of our native countries, it’s bad manners to not shake hands or kiss on the cheek. It’s something we grew up with and your mother will scold you if you don’t say hello the “proper way”. This is why it’s so important to have good hygiene, especially because germs can be transmitted by a simple handshake.
Have you ever shaken someone’s hand and it is sweaty? The first thing you think is why is this person’s hand so sweaty? It’s gross, but at least you know that if you shake someone’s sweaty hand, that you have to go and wash it.But, even though most hands don’t sweat too much, there are germs and there are diseases that you can contract through handshakes, such as:
- Diarrhea: A mixture of bacteria, viruses, and parasites can cause diarrhea and if a person doesn’t wash their hands when they use the bathroom, they can pass on that virus or bacteria to another person.
- HPV: The Human Papilloma Virus Infection can cause genital warts, which can lead to cancer of the cervix. The virus is located in warts found in HPV, and hands and there have been studies that the disease can spread through a simple handshake.
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