Unfortunately the bad news is that about 1 in 25 patients experience one of these infections every day.
Illnesses, such as the norovirus, typically spread by person to person contact. Contamination of a shared computer keyboard and mouse can contribute to spreading the illness quickly through schools.
Experts keep saying washing your hands could reduce the spread of germs, but according to a recent study, not everyone is doing it.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a major psychiatric problem where people have recurrent or persistent thoughts, impulses, or images they find distressing. It is estimated that 2 to 45% of the population can experience it.
Conjunctivitis is the medical term for pink eye, a condition most people have experienced, especially if they are parents of young children.
Only 33 percent — a third of the students — correctly identified the five situations that require hand hygiene.
You want to reduce the incidence of infection in schools. And, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control, there is a good way to make it happen.