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Captured in a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school, seated amongst his classmates, this photograph depicts a young Asian-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 how focused and intent he was on creating his artwork, seemingly oblivious to all the classroom goings-on that surrounded him. It is important to know that objects, including pencils, crayons, paper, etc., are known as fomites, and 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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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.