New data presented by Charles Gerba at ICAAC conference in the USA using tracer viruses, shows that contamination of a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities.
A UK YouGov survey of people’s habits shows that only one third say they change sheets once a week, whilst 37% of 18-24 year-olds change sheets just once a month, and only 16% were weekly washers.
Organised by WSSCC, a November 2013 meeting brought together key partners from Plan International, WaterAid, UNICEF, etc. The meeting considered what water, sanitation and hygiene, or WASH-related capacity building remains to be achieved in the dynamic environments of Asia and Africa.
A BBC2 Horizon programme “Allergies, modern life and me” to be shown next Wednesday 27th Aug, 9pm explores new understanding about allergic diseases, the link to microbial exposure and the misconception that “too much hygiene” is to blame.
A new review in the Journal of Hospital Infection attempts to answer the question ‘Should we be worried about reduced susceptibility to disinfectants and antiseptics in healthcare settings?’.