Increased hand washing reduces influenza virus surface contamination in Bangkok households, 2009–2010
Article first published online: 7 NOV 2013
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Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 13–16, January 2014
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2014) Increased Hand Washing Reduces Influenza Virus Surface Contamination in Bangkok Households, 2009–2010. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 8(1), 13–16.et al. (
- Issue published online: 20 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 7 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 SEP 2013
- U.S. CDC. Grant Number: 5U51IP000345
- Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center – Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System
Within a hand-washing clinical trial, we evaluated factors associated with fomite contamination in households with an influenza-infected child. Influenza virus RNA contamination was higher in households with low absolute humidity and in control households, suggesting that hand washing reduces surface contamination.