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3 Common Airborne Transmitted Diseases (That an All-Natural Air Purifier Can Prevent)

28 November 2020

Unless you live under a rock, you’re more than aware about half the planet being under lockdown due to COVID-19 — it’s fair to say airborne diseases now have the world’s attention.

Airborne transmitted diseases spread through the air, and especially when infected people do the following:

According to a recent study and experiment, ordinary human speech can generate small respiratory droplets that stay adrift in the air for more than eight minutes or longer.

Now, imagine how these fluid droplets — and pray you don’t inhale them — could potentially contain enough airborne pathogens to represent a deadly infectious dose.

Because these droplets often travel in the air, they’re very difficult to control — unless, of course, you’re wearing a face mask.

But then again, you can also pick up the fluid droplets (and virus and bacteria) when you touch a face mask that harbours them, and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Which are the Common Types of Airborne Diseases?

Many diseases are spread through the air, including these:

1. Influenza (or Flu)

Although flu is considered less-deadly, this virus is highly contagious — with hundreds of frequently mutating strains. What’s worse? It’s incurable.

Influenza strains are classified into three main categories:

  • Influenza A (most severe)
  • Influenza B (common in winter season)
  • Influenza C (causes less severe symptoms)

Flu Symptoms

In the first three to four days, people infected with the flu are the most contagious. But five days is a common time frame when their illness begins.

Symptoms can include:

How Quickly Does Flu Spread?

Flu remains one of the easily transmitted airborne diseases, with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating between 9 million and 40 million people acquire flu every year in the United States since 2010.

Flu can transmit from person to person through infectious droplets lingering in the air when they talk, sneeze, or cough. Also, when a person touches flu-infected surfaces and goes on to touch their mouth or nose.

Seasonal flu shots and better self-care can stop the spread of the flu virus, saving you hundreds of dollars on treatment.

The recent occurrence of the influenza virus:

2. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) called the spread of coronavirus a “never seen before” pandemic — and for a good reason.

The novel respiratory SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 causing virus) is among the deadliest viruses. Thousands of people have been infected so far, and at least 1.3 million have died.

While COVID-19 was previously not considered an airborne disease, mounting evidence now suggests coronavirus is indeed airborne — and after many months of CDC denying this key fact, is reconsidering its stance.

In a new update — after they took down a previous statement about COVID-19 airborne transmissions — the CDC cited new evidence that the coronavirus can spread beyond six feet indoors.

Coronavirus Symptoms

The coronavirus symptoms may appear between two days and two weeks (14 days) after exposure to the virus.

You’re more than likely to have COVID-19 if you have these symptoms:

If you experience these symptoms, ensure to see a doctor or visit the emergency department immediately.

How Can I Protect Myself from COVID-19?

The best you can do to avoid getting infected is to follow guidelines similar to those given during the flu season — as the virus spreads the same way.

Experts recommend the following practices:

3. Tuberculosis (TB)

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, nearly 10 million people fell ill with tuberculosis in 2019 — that is, 1.3 million children, 3.2 million women, and 5.6 million men. 

That’s not all. Around 1.5 million people succumb to TB every year. It kills more people than any other infectious disease.

This killer monster is an airborne bacterial disease that has a slow rate of infection — but deadly compared to influenza. To acquire TB, you have to be in close contact with an infected person for a long time.

TB Symptoms

TB infections spread indoors and in crowds — people in close reach of one another trigger high infection rates. TB outbreak requires contact tracing, immediate treatment, or isolation of the infected persons for weeks. 

Common TB symptoms can include:

Active TB in the body means the bacteria infection attacks your respiratory system, including lungs and airways — and in worst cases, spreading through your bloodstream, lymph nodes, and other vital organs.

Who is more at Risk of Getting TB Infections?

TB is treatable with medicine. But it can take up to six months and possibly a year before medication can destroy TB germs spreading in your body.

The most likely people to get sick from TB include:

  • The elderly
  • People with underlying medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and being underweight
  • People untreated correctly for TB in the past
  • Babies and young children

The above people have conditions that progressively weaken their bodies, making it difficult for them to fight TB.

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Airborne Pathogens?

Two words: VBreathe Tasman

This new product category device — an all-natural air purifier and detoxifier — is designed to fight airborne pathogens indoors and significantly reduce their harmful spread. It provides superior protection throughout the day.

It combines medical-grade HEPA filtration with our all-natural VActive Gel — unlike traditional air purifiers that rely on HEPA filters alone, which only filter the air passing through the device.

The combination is a patented technology that filters heavy airborne particles through the device. In other words, it can also guard against bacteria and viruses.

In an independent test conducted by Eurofins Scientific — a worldwide laboratory testing services — VBreathe Tasman can reduce a strand of coronavirus with 99% efficiency. This strand is accepted by the TGA or Therapeutic Goods Administration as a surrogate for COVID-19.

What Makes VBreathe Tasman Effective?

Five qualities make this device a force to reckon with:

  • It’s 100% food-safe (can be used in food areas)
  • Reduces 98% concentration of harmful 2.5-micron particles in living spaces in a record one hour
  • The aerosolized droplets or vapour expelled in the air from the VActive Gel doesn’t affect nasal and lung epithelial cells.
  • It reduces 88% of mould count within a day.
  • Reduces 99% of common bacterial infections

That’s why we have pivoted to calling VBreathe Tasman the all-natural air purifier and detoxifier — for the above qualities and more.

The Bottom Line

There are plenty of other indoor air purifiers out there, but the cream rises to the top. VBreathe Tasman is intelligent, advanced, all-natural and lightweight (weighs only 1.1kgs). It works efficiently, too. 

The kicker is that the device is also compact and beautifully designed with a small footprint — everything, including the all-natural  Australian essential oils expelled in the air in the form of vapour gives it a natural benefit.

Besides the air purifier device, you’ll need plenty of fluids and rest when infected with an airborne disease. But further treatment will depend on your specific illness. Stay at home when you’re sick, though, to avoid infecting the most vulnerable people.


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