Not all dangers are visible
Everyday we all touch surfaces that harbour germs and bacteria. Doors, petrol pumps, keyboards, the list is endless. Germs are everywhere and their impact on the spread of illness should not be ignored.
Good hand hygiene is essential.
What could be on your hands?
Despite the generally held belief that germs are spread through sneezing and coughing, the majority of transmission comes from hand-to-hand contact.
Healthcare specialists consider good hand hygiene as the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease.
Some of the most common pathogens which can be spread by poor hand hygiene are shown below.