Our bodies are pretty awesome right? Day, after day, after day, they work really hard to fight these little invaders called germs.
Germs are actually tiny micro-organisms (living things). There are two main types of germs and they are bacteria and viruses. When people are affected by bacteria and viruses, they often have coughing, sneezing, fever, inflammation, vomiting, diarrhoea and cramping depending on what the illness is. If not treated it can get worser and worser and lead to bigger problems.
Now if I was to look for these germs I would need a microscope to see them. They are that small ( that's really small).
How do bacteria and viruses make us sick? Well they can get into our bodies through our ears, mouth, nose and of course, our skin. We can pick up germs from many different surfaces and even air and these surfaces could be: a bath mat, a remote control, beds and pillows. Maybe even a bag? A bottom of a shoe, headphone=, a drinking fountain. A phone? One of the most common places is a door handle and also a bar of soap. If you take a careful look at a screen of any device you will a least see a few germs sitting there on the screen.
How do we get rid of bacteria and viruses? Well bacteria can be treated by antibiotics from you local doctor.To get rid of viruses from your body you need to drink plenty of water, have plenty of rest and (if need) take a pain killer.
So think how often have you washed your hands today?