Respiratory infections are the most common illnesses in people of all ages. Good respiratory hygiene can help to reduce the spread of these diseases.
This is the first study to directly evaluate this issue. From this study Erika von Mutius, a highly respected researcher in this field, concludes – No. “Development of allergies and asthma was not related to cleaning activities”.
In a new paper Dharmage, University of Melbourne review the data on this issue. They summarise their conclusions as follows:
In a new study MRSA was frequently isolated from commonly touched surfaces in buses from a US metropolitan transportation agency serving both hospital and community routes.
Todays edition of Lancet gives a review of ongoing strategy for tackling the world antibiotic resistance crisis.