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Description:Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, seated amongst his classmates, this photograph depicts a young African-American schoolboy who was in the process of drawing with a pencil on a piece of white paper atop a table that had been covered by a layer of removable brown paper. Note that the student was focused on a drawing book that referenced fantasy flying planes, and was intent on creating his artwork, seemingly oblivious to all the classroom goings-on that surrounded him. It is important to know that these objects, i.e., pencils, crayons, paper, etc., are known as fomites, which can act as transmitters of illnesses, for viruses and bacteria are able to remain alive on their surfaces after being handled by an ill child, who can then inadvertently transfer these “germs” to another child who subsequently handles these schoolroom objects.

Educators and staff can help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds, Enterovirus D68 and influenza (flu) by promoting handwashing, which is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine. It involves five simple and effective steps: Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, and Dry. Handwashing can reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness, thereby, keeping you, and your school child healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (36.20 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:
  • CDC - Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
  • CDC – Influenza (Flu); Information for Schools & Childcare Providers
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    CDC Organization

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