At the UK Cheltenham Science Festival 4th June, Professor Graham Rook gave a presentation on the issue “are we too clean”.
A new study in Mexico has examined if children’s leisure activities affect the presence of pathogens on their hands and toys. The studies revealed faecal coliforms on children’s hands and toys after playing on sidewalks and public parks. Hepatitis A and G.
The role of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of drug resistant germs has been the focus for 5th May SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. WHO urges health workers to practice good hand hygiene when caring for patients, to protect them from contracting infections in health facilities.
This WHO report, produced in collaboration with Member States and other partners, provides for the first time, as accurate a picture as is presently possible of the magnitude of AMR and the current state of surveillance globally.
On April 24th Professor Sally Bloomfield gave a teleclass outlining the latest thinking on the, so called “Hygiene Hypothesis”.