The recent emergence of the new H1N1 virus reminds us of how vulnerable we are to flu bugs. Prevention becomes the number one focus and the media is abuzz with news of quarantines, travel restrictions, facemasks, and school closures. However, 51 studies examing different ways to contain the flu bug point to the best preventative measure – handwashing. Encouraging children to wash their hands with soap several times a day may be the most effective way to contain respiratory virus epidemics.
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Bumkins, Green Scene on June 5th, 2009 by johanna – Comments Off