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Household Hygiene

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

Keywords

Food Temperature Hypersensitivity Mould 

Suggested Readings

  1. EFSA BIOHAZ Panel (EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards). Scientific opinion on the public health risks related to the consumption of raw drinking milk. EFSA J. 2015;13(1):3940. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2015.3940.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. WHO/FAO. Safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula: guidelines. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2007.Google Scholar
  3. WHO/UNICEF. Global strategy for infant and young child feeding. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2003.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Presterl
    • 1
  • Magda Diab-El Schahawi
    • 1
  • Luigi Segagni Lusignani
    • 1
  • Helga Paula
    • 1
  • Jacqui S. Reilly
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hygiene and Infection ControlMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK

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