by Savitha C Muppala on  October 6, 2012 at 8:05 PM General Health News
 Swine Flu Pandemic 2009 Shows True Colors of UK as Regards Hygiene Behavior
A survey conducted by researchers from Harvard in five countries showed that UK was not proactive in improving hygiene during the swine flu pandemic of 2009.

The five countries surveyed were Japan, Mexico, UK, the US and Argentina.

The survey revealed that people residing in the UK were the least likely to have gone the extra mile to take care of coughs and sneezes, traveling in public transport and staying away from people with flu symptoms.

Lead researcher Dr Gillian SteelFisher, from the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, said: "The wide variation between countries in our study shows that in the event of another serious outbreak of infectious disease, public perceptions have to be taken into account to best tailor and communicate policy approaches that need public support in each country."

Source: Medindia

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