Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hikers and hand hygiene

A new paper in the American Journal of Infection Control from SUNY Upstate focuses on hand contamination in wilderness hikers. Hand cultures were performed on 72 hikers and 31% were found to have fecal contamination. Now I won't belabor how this may have happened, but as an infection control expert, I would recommend packing some Purell for future treks.

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