ERIC Number: EJ862978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Gerba, Charles P.
American School & University, v81 n11 p36-39 Jun 2009
Every school year, parents, teachers and administrators must deal with overwhelming numbers of sick children. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average child catches at least eight colds in a year, and kids in the United States miss as many as 189 million school days each year because of colds. Typically, precautionary measures have focused on flu shots and other preventive care. Although these actions are important, administrators also should concentrate on the way their schools are being cleaned. In this article, the author discusses the importance of infection control in educational institutions and the significance of good hygiene.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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