When it comes to researching hand hygiene, the major focus is always on measuring reduction in infections rates, but surely, before doing this costly exercise, we should be doing more to ensure that the hand hygiene procedure we are recommendaing is as effective as possible in reducing micr
May 5 is the World Health Organization's World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer) is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections.
People often think it is the last thing they ate that caused them to have food poisoning, but rarely consider that it may actually not have been the food they ate, but the food they prepared!
The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is considering introducing a corporate target to reduce the number of campylobacter infections by 100,000 within a year.