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Hands Up For Hygiene

By Kellie Heywood

The first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community recommends that handwashing is key to keeping many infectious diseases under control.

Why should we work hard at hand hygiene?

The International Scientific Forum for Home Hygiene has released a report that says good hand hygiene can help to reduce the risk of catching a wide range of infectious illnesses, from relatively innocuous cold viruses all the way through to life-threatening bacteria like MRSA, salmonella and C. difficile.

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