Insights into Hygiene, Disinfection Measures and Preventive Actions
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 5985
Interests: infection; microbiology; HIV phylogenetic analysis; antibiotic resistance; molecular biology; infectious diseases; infectious diseases' diagnostic
The lack of hygiene has always been associated with infections, sometimes of catastrophic proportions. In the 19th century, Semmelweis, with the introduction of a simple gesture of washing and disinfecting doctors’ hands, greatly reduced the deaths of parturients. Today, washing and disinfecting hands is still fundamental for controlling the spread of infections, as can be observed during the present SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and in the light of the common infections occurring in the healthcare environment.
Disinfection and antisepsis are extremely important in controlling infections and reducing the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms, both in hospitals and in society. The disinfection of surfaces and environments is vital in the food and pharmaceutical industries as a means of guaranteeing the production of safe products. The development of measures that contribute to the prevention of infections is increasingly essential.
This Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses mainly on hygiene and disinfection, along with all the different preventive measures that might be implemented to control the spread of infectious diseases and to guarantee a safe environment. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, to which manuscripts from different scientific areas will be welcomed.
Dr. Helena Barroso
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- infection prevention
- environmental cleaning