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Global Handwashing Day print that page

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The theme for Global Handwashing Day’s inaugural year was Focus on School Children. The members pledged to get the maximum number of school children handwashing with soap in more than 70 countries. Contents 1 Background 2 Importance of the movement 3 Implementation and management

Nosocomial infection print that page

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3 Transmission 2.4 Risk factors 3 Prevention 3.1 Sterilization 3.2 Isolation 3.3 Handwashing and gloving 3.4 Surface sanitation 3.5 Aprons 4 Mitigation 5 See also 6 References [ edit ] Known nosocomial infections Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) Staphylococcus

Adenoviridae print that page

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This family contains the following genera : Genus Atadenovirus ; type species: Ovine adenovirus D Genus Aviadenovirus ; type species: Fowl adenovirus A Genus Ichtadenovirus ; type species: Sturgeon adenovirus A Genus Mastadenovirus ; type species: Human adenovirus C ; others include AD

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection print that page

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regard to CMV infection: Throughout the pregnancy, practice good personal hygiene, especially handwashing with soap and water, after contact with diapers or oral secretions (particularly with a child who is in day care). Women who develop a mononucleosis-like illness during pregnancy should

Surgery print that page

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An act of performing surgery may be called a surgical procedure , operation , or simply surgery . In this context, the verb operate means to perform surgery. The adjective surgical means pertaining to surgery; e.g. surgical instruments or surgical nurse . The patient or subject on which

Hygiene print that page

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First attestied in English in 1670s, the word hygeine comes from the French hygeine , the latinisation of the Greek ὑγιεινή (τέχνη) - hugieinē technē , meaning "(art) of health", from ὑγιεινός ( hugieinos ), "good for the health, healthy", [ 1 ] in turn from ὑγι

Infection control print that page

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documented that the most important measure for preventing the spread of pathogens is effective handwashing .” [ 2 ] In the United States, hand washing is mandatory in most health care settings and required by many different state and local regulations. [ 3 ] In the United States, Occupational

Hand washing print that page

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measures for preventing the spread of pathogens is effective hand washing." As a general rule, handwashing protects people poorly or not at all from droplet- and airborne diseases , such as measles , chickenpox , influenza , and tuberculosis . It protects best against diseases transmitted

Puerperal fever print that page

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From the 1600s through the mid to late 1800s, the majority of childbed fever cases were caused by the doctors themselves. With no knowledge of germs, doctors did not believe hand washing was needed. Statements like Dr. Charles Meigs', a leading obstetrician and teacher from Philidelpha: “Doctors

Global health print that page

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The major international agency for health is the World Health Organization (WHO). Other important agencies with impact on global health activities include UNICEF , World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank . A major initiative for improved global health is the United Nations Millennium