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Hygienic practices and acute respiratory illness in family and group day-care homes.

A study of hygienic practices and the prevalence of respiratory illness in children attending day-care homes. Never or rarely washing hands by both children and carers was associated with a higher frequency of respiratory illness in both family and group day-care homes. Using shared cloth towels rather than individual paper towels and washing sleeping mats less than once a week were also associated with a higher frequency of respiratory illness. Public Health Reports 1998;113:544-551.

Author: St Sauver J, Khurana M, Kao A, Foxman B

Published: 01/01/1998

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Public Health Reports