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What are the critical control points?

What are the critical control points?

Critical control points for targeted hygiene are:

a) Sites and surfaces where pathogens are most likely found
b) Sites and surfaces which facilitate spread  of pathogens

Although this is a useful “rule of thumb” ranking, it is not constant

Risk may increase where someone at home is infected  or more vulnerable to infection

  • e.g. risk from the toilet increases if someone has norovirus infection
  • e.g. risk from laundry increases if someone is infected with athletes foot

Microbes are found on all sites and surfaces, but most are non-harmful