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Illness Prevention

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“The ‘An Ounce of Prevention’ Campaign.” 23 Aug. 2006. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 14 Nov. 2006 <http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/op/index.htm>. Provides a poster and a brochure (as free PDFs or in hard copy from the Public Health Foundation bookstore) that provide resources about handwashing, cleaning and disinfection, and other easy-to-follow steps in an effort to develop and maintain successful hand hygiene and cleaning practices. Contains links to additional information on topics such as hand hygiene and vaccination.
National Prevention Information Network. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 14 Nov. 2006 <http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/index.asp>. This site is the federal government's reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). Includes sections on prevention in specific at risk communities, as well as daily news and conference information.
Mayo Clinic Staff. “Hand Washing: A Simple Way to Prevent Infection.” MayoClinic.com. 5 Dec. 2005. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. 14 Nov. 2006 <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hand-washing/HQ00407>. This article describes the benefits of hand washing, provides information on proper hand washing technique, and a list of times when you should wash your hands.
“Hand Washing: Reducing the Risks of Common Infections.” OSH Answers. 05 Apr. 2006. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. 14 Nov. 2006 <http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/washing_hands.html>. Includes diagrams of effective hand washing technique and addresses the question of whether antimicrobial soaps and waterless hand scrubs are needed. Also includes a link to other steps to take to reduce the spread of infections.

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