ID#: 18605
Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, with a pretty purple flower in her hair, this photograph depicts a young student, who was in the process of beginning a drawing on a piece of white paper. The drawing was set atop a table that had been covered by a layer of removable brown paper, which over time, had been marked by numerous crayons. It is important to know that these objects, including pencils, crayons, paper, etc., are known as fomites, which can act as transmitters of illnesses. 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 articles.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: Amanda Mills
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