Not all bathrooms are clean, which poses a problem for holiday travelers trying to keep their hands clean.
With holiday travel in full swing and people packed together in small spaces, it's important to try to stop the spread of germs. But can we really get our hands clean with a few seconds of cold water?
Hand sanitisers are popular as an alternative to washing hands using soap and water to kill germs.
The poor quality of hand sanitisers in Kenya poses a health concern. If this market remains unregulated these products might encourage the undetected transmission of infectious pathogens in hospitals.
The public in Sierra Leone was proactive in reporting suspected Ebola cases.
The power to overcoming Ebola was in public awareness by performing simple yet basic infection prevention and control measures like washing hands, isolation and reporting suspected cases.
Companies promoting these products have until now been able to make exaggerated claims about their relative germ-killing ability.
The US FDA has ruled to disallow the use of the more than a dozen antibacterial compounds in so-called "antibacterial" handwashes. Australia should now follow suit.
“Lovely day for it.” “Woof yes!”
After a handshake, we learned this week that we sniff our hands. But why? Hand smells are not all that interesting in themselves. This points to possibilities that you might not want to hear.