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Effects of Hand Hygiene Campaigns on Incidence of Laboratory-confirmed Influenza and Absenteeism in Schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt

Published: March 14, 2015  /  Published by Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal-CDC

This study examines the impact of hand hygiene campaigns on the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza illness and missed school days, in children.

Globally, children miss a combined 242 million days of school each year due to diarrhea. Handwashing can help keep children healthy and in school, as this study found. 

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