Infectious diseases are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide. When COVID-19 containment measures were established, the transmission of these deadly pathogens was reduced, leading to a significant reduction in life-threatening invasive diseases in many countries worldwide.
WASH, which stands for water, sanitation, and hygiene, are basic principles that are extremely impactful in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. In honor of World Hand Hygiene Day, we’ve teamed up with Lindsay Denny, MPH and Health Advisor at Global Water 2020, to talk about the importance and impact of WASH in the fight against infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
A pre-print systematic review and meta-analysis indicates that Long COVID-19, or PASC, could manifest in a wide range of ways and potentially affect a large majority of COVID-19 patients to some extent.