This site is optimised for modern web browsers, and does not fully support your browser version, we suggest the use of one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, some sections of the website may not work correctly such as web forms
Save Lives: Clean your Hands
6 May 2016
This is a World Health Organisation call for action. The WHO believes that hand hygiene at the right times saves lives, that infections can be prevented or even stopped, and whilst their message is aimed at people working in the healthcare industry, there is no reason why every one of us can’t adopt a hand hygiene routine that keeps us and our loved ones safer.
A zoonosis is a disease that can be transmitted between humans and animals. Transmission occurs when an animal infected with bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi comes into contact with humans.
Humans can come into contact with animals in a number of ways but the most common is their pets. Hand washing and basic hygiene should always be used when clearing up after a pet – but is even more important if your pet is unwell, eg. vomiting or diarrhoea.