World Hand Hygiene Day, 5th May 2020

Today marks World Hand Hygiene Day, a very relevant date in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The global campaign emphasizes that handwashing is one of the most effective actions you can take to reduce the spread of pathogens and prevent infections. 5th May also marks the International Day of[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19

COVID-19 is mainly passed on by person-to-person spread between people who are in close contact with one another and by droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the virus that causes COVID-19 remains on[…]

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Prevent coughs and colds this Christmas

Viruses can live for many hours on hard surfaces and so practising good hand hygiene can limit the spread of germs and transmission of flu. Catch your coughs and sneezes in a tissue, bin them, and then wash your hands to kill any lingering germs. If soap and water is[…]

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Save Lives: Clean Hands, 5th May 2018

Hand hygiene remains crucial to effective infection prevention and control, and this date aims to improve awareness and bring people together in support of continued global improvements. This May 5th the World Health Organisation are linking the hand hygiene campaign to the ‘Antibiotics, handle with care’ initiative, highlighting the relationship[…]

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