Conflict emerges over value of handwashing

Brown, Carolyn
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, p667
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Conflict emerges over value of handwashing," by Carolyn Brown, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It focuses on the of lack of evidence to support handwashing prevents the transmission of influenza. Microbiologist-in-chief Doctor Donald Low says that the hand hygiene suggestions of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) are not based from evidence. Low suggests wearing N95 masks can protect the public, but the mask did not conform to a set standard.


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