Handwashing and respiratory illness among young adults in military training.

  title={Handwashing and respiratory illness among young adults in military training.},
  author={Margaret A K Ryan and Robin Christian and J Wohlrabe},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={21 2},
OBJECTIVES In response to increasing concerns about respiratory illness in military recruits, a simple handwashing program was developed and evaluated at a large Navy training center. METHODS Clinical records from 1996 through 1998 were reviewed to determine weekly rates of respiratory illness before and after program implementation (1,089,800 person-weeks reviewed). A supplemental survey was given to a sample of recruits to assess self-reported respiratory illness and compliance with the… CONTINUE READING
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