Bugs, Bugs, Bugs, Bugs.

Hi,

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So we greet a pale grey Wednesday….but not too cold.

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Yesterday went very well.

Big H completed all of his tests at the hospital without exploding or having any of the possible side effects, except for feeling a bit weird after the growth hormone had been injected.

So that was good, and the results will be available at around the middle of next week if everything goes to plan.

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I am always relieved to finally get out of those places because of the prevalence of both MRSA and newer hidden dangers.

Hospitals here are filthy now since cleaning them was put out to tender.

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Now there are bottles of hand cleanser at set points all over the place to try and stop the spread of germs and keep the place sanitised and the patients a bit safer.

We made full use of them.

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It seems that here in the North the men need all of the help that they can get in order to keep their hands clean.

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According to a recent study carried out on over 300 men going through railway stations, it seems that Northern men may have a problem with their hygiene standards.

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In Newcastle, the men tested had the hands which showed the worst results, with 19% of those being checked having bacteria such as E-Coli, which comes from the guts.

That meant that they had about four times as many bugs than the Birmingham men whose palms were checked out.

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London men came out best with a much more ‘palatable’ result of 5%, but there were dirty hands found at Liverpool Lime Street where gut bacteria was recorded on 10% of the men examined.

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The end figures showed that over the whole country about one man in every ten had dirty hands which harboured the bugs that would be present if the owners were going to the toilet and then neglecting to wash their hands in a proper manner.

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Of course it does not show how many people do wash their hands properly after a toilet visit and then pick up the bugs once more because they then have to turn off the taps and open door handles that have been freshly contaminated by those who have used them to leave again without bothering to wash their hands.

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It only takes one person like that to contaminate everybody else and cause others to risk illness.

People who have not even visited toilets are still touching handrails etc. that people who have bad levels of cleanliness have already handled.

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Yuck!

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Especially when you think that many millions of unfortunate people suffer with stomach bugs every year in the UK.

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Yuk!

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So, at that happy point I think that you should pop down to your canteen etc. and thoroughly enjoy a sandwich or two!

J.

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