Household hygiene

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi*, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui S. Reilly

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Even if infectious diseases that occur in the home are mild and self-limiting, they may represent a significant economic and social burden. It is important that the home environment, particularly where at-risk groups live and are cared for, provides a primary line of defence against bacterial growth and contamination. Kitchen and toilet hygiene, hand hygiene, milk preparation and storage can prevent most of the infections that arise in the home.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives
PublisherSpringer
Chapter22
Pages191-197
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • food
  • temperature
  • hpersensitivity
  • mould

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