How to Teach Hand Hygiene at School

School children are exposed to all kinds of germs and bacteria that they wouldn’t usually come into contact with at home. Children are naturally curious and exploring things by touch can cause their hands to become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which could make them and others seriously ill. According to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Britain’s cases of norovirus, gastroenteritis and swine flu infections are primarily down to dirty hands. Hands are often the main vehicle for transmitting germs by contact with others and through surfaces such as door handles and toilet flushes.

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