Post-contamination hand hygiene products must have at least bactericidal, fungicidal (yeasts), and virucidal (coated viruses) activity. Anthrax is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial disease that occasionally infects humans. A family shares their experience when their baby daughter contracted whooping cough (or pertussis). Alcohol-based hand rubs should not be used if hands are visibly soiled, in which case hand hygiene with antimicrobial soap and water is recommended. Specific antiviral medication is available. Feedback to the nursing staff, physicians, and appropriate quality control and review committees is critical to the success of any surveillance program.
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We welcome your feedback and suggestions: Since hand hygiene is more of a behavioural practice, the first step towards the development of interventions should be to identify the prevalence of risk behaviours (. In one study, children exposed to pets in the first years of life were less likely to have animal allergies.