Reducing Childhood Infections the Simple Way

Simple infection control practices to reduce the transmission of illness play an important part in community influenza prevention. A recent three-year study in a 240 student kindergarten in Thailand reported a three-fold (p=0.02) drop of influenza-like symptoms, and a twenty-fold (p=.007) drop in diarrhea following the introduction of four simple practices. Students, teachers and parents…

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Swimming Related Illnesses

There are several different illnesses you can get from swimming in contaminated water such as diarrhea eye, ear, skin, and respiratory infections. These are coming from germs in the water. To make sure that you are not spreading these germs: always shower before entering a pool; don’t go swimming when you have diarrhea; deposit your…

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