The importance of hand hygiene

Jatrana, Santosh (2021) The importance of hand hygiene. Geodate, 34 (4).

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[Extract] October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a date designated to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap to reduce the risk of disease. Hands are one of the most important routes through which infection is transmitted. This is because hands acquire the pathogens from contaminated surfaces and transfer them to other entry points for pathogens such as mouth, nose or eyes. In 2017, it was estimated that 707,000 people died prematurely due to lack of handwashing facilities (Ritchie & Roser, 2021). Post the emergence of COVID-19 there is a renewed emphasis on good hygiene practices, specifically handwashing, for protecting against coronavirus disease (COVID 19) infection and breaking the chain of transmission. Never before, have handwashing practices ever received so much global attention, as in the current time.

Item ID: 72809
Item Type: Article (Other)
ISSN: 1835-5099
Copyright Information: © Warringal Publications. All Rights Reserved
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2022 00:40
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440305 Population trends and policies @ 80%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420605 Preventative health care @ 20%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280112 Expanding knowledge in the health sciences @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 50%
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