Definition of a Virus:
A virus is defined as an agent who is able to multiply through the cells of a living host. There are various types of viruses, animal viruses, plant viruses, bacterial viruses, and Archaeal viruses. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals to plants, microorganisms to bacteria and archaea, including humans. There are millions of viruses in the environment.
Viruses in History:
Viruses have existed in the environment for millions of years and some of these viruses have wiped out entire populations in different regions on earth. A virus can cause a disease and these diseases can lead to outbreaks, causing global epidemics, including pandemics. In the past 100 years, among these major epidemics was the 1918 Influenza or the Spanish Flu, labeled as H1N1 subtype virus. At that time, it caused a global death toll of 3-5% of the world population, more than 50 Million people died. In 1980s, HIV / AIDS emerged and till today it claimed the lives of 30 plus Million people.
In the past 20 years only, from 2000 until today, we had 80 diseases that emerged. This list includes SARS, H1N1, Bird Flu & Swine Flu, MERS the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Zika Virus, Ebola Virus, and the worst virus of all, Coronavirus Covid-19. The first case of Covid-19 was identified in December, 2019, in Wuhan China.
For the past 2000 years, millions of people died from viruses, diseases, infections, and different bacteria. However, in recent years, we as humans, have managed to control the death toll compared to the Spanish Flu in 1918 and the Black Plague. How? The answer is simple, preventative measures and specifically measures taken during interactions or when handling hazardous or risk related processes. For example, in the healthcare industry, there is a reason why doctors wear masks and latex gloves, and it is to prevent contamination and the spread of unwanted organisms.
How to prevent and protect yourself from Viruses?
First, it is important to have a healthy lifestyle and maintain a strong immune system. Then there are many ways and among those are personal protective equipment such as face masks, gowns, and rubber gloves. PPE are specifically designed to eliminate or reduce contact with infectious organisms. For example, in the case of Covid-19, where this virus is transmitted through droplets of air upon coughing, sneezing, and breathing, it is important to wear a face mask and also latex gloves.
Why wear rubber gloves against Coronavirus?
Viruses are transmitted through respiratory droplets and when a person carrying the virus sneezes or coughs, this person is transmitting the disease to surfaces. “Almost every person on average touches their face 2,000 to 3,000 times a day, 3-5 times a minute without realizing it”. Wearing gloves can protect the person from transmitting the disease or bacteria from surface to body.
Kim Gloves VS Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2):
Rubber glove is among the main reasons why in the past 20-30 years, outbreaks and pandemics have been controlled. Rubber glove is the first barrier between a hazardous organism and the skin. It protects the user from having diseases, bacteria, or any infections transmitted. Latex gloves are one of the most vital personal protective equipment in the fight against coronaviruses.
At Kim Gloves, in our manufacturing facilities and during our production process of rubber gloves, we incorporate anti-bacterial materials to ensure that our products once ready for use, are resistant to viruses and bacteria. Since the outbreak our gloves have been used in the healthcare industry and the demand for food handling as well as industrial gloves increased.
During the pandemic and throughout the entire period, we worked with our distributors and buyers closely to ensure that we deliver on time consistently high quality rubber gloves. Our rubber gloves factory in Thailand is located in Rayong, with easy access to Laemchabang Port and to Bangkok Airport for quick shipment.
With more than 30 years in the business of latex gloves manufacturing, we know how to produce superior latex gloves because our specifications in thickness and weight are important in protecting healthcare professionals. Our rubber gloves are used by nurses, doctors, and medical professionals.
Latex gloves protect lives, so contact us today.