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Colds, flu and other respiratory infections in the home

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 briefing material has been produced for those who work in healthcare professions, the media and others who are looking for background understanding of hygiene and hygiene issues and/or those who are responsible for providing guidance to the public on how to reduce the risks of spread of respiratory infection in their homes.

The hygiene practice advice given in this document is taken from the IFH/IPS training resource: HOME HYGIENE – prevention of infection at home: a training resource for carers and their trainers: http://www.ifh-homehygiene.com/best-practice-training/home-hygiene-%E2%8...

Author: International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Download File: Colds_flu_and_other_respiratory_infections_in_the_home.doc

Published: 26/01/2015

Publication Type: Factsheet

Publisher: IFH