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Kids Taught to Wash Hands in School Avoid Sick Days: Study
Date:8/9/2011

TUESDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Good knowledge of hand hygiene among students reduces school absenteeism, researchers report.

The study included 324 elementary school students, aged 5 to 14, in Denmark. The children were given a lesson in hand disinfection theory and practice and told to disinfect their hands using ethanol gel three times each school day.

During the three-month study, there was a 66 percent decrease in students who were absent for four or more days and a 20 percent increase in children with zero absences, compared to the previous school year, the investigators found.

"Regular training in [hand washing] and [hand disinfection] would be a simple, low-cost action with very significant impact on reducing infectious illness absence periods among pupils," stated study author and infection preventionist Inge Nandrup-Bus, in a news release from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

The study is published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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The American Society for Microbiology has more about the importance of hand washing.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, news release, Aug. 4, 2011


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