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https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/epidemic-handwashing-hygiene/

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Slowing an epidemic starts with you
Research shows that improving handwashing rates at just 10 major, carefully selected, airports could significantly slow the outbreak of a viral disease.

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Cleaning hands

Cleaning hands

Studies show that improving handwashing at 10 of the world’s leading airports could slow the spread of infectious diseases.

On average, only 20 percent of people in airports have clean han...

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Improving handwashing

Focussing on the handwashing message at the most significant 10 airports in the world could reduce the spread of disease significantly at a global level (potentially by almost 70 percent).

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