International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

The Leading Source of Scientific, Professional & Consumer Information

Enteric and foodborne disease in children: a review of the influence of food and environment-related risk factors.

This review suggests that risk factors for infection in young children (aged <4yrs) are different that for older children and adults. Contact with animals or family pets and contaminated surfaces are important routes of infections for young children. The evidence presented emphasises the importance of personal and home hygiene practice in limiting children’s exposure to enteric pathogens. Paediatrics and Child Health 2001;6:203-209.