Need For Hygiene

Health Hygiene & Sanitation

Lesson 12 : Hygiene

Need For Hygiene

  1. In communities with poor hygiene, the proportion of mortality of children under five years of age may exceed 60 per cent.

  2. There is high incidence of water borne diseases like diarrhea and dysentery in areas with poor hygiene compared to those with proper hygienic facilities.

  3. Skin infections like scabies and yaws; and infestations of lice are more common in people with poor personal hygiene.

  4. Poor environmental hygiene can increase incidences of vector borne infections like malaria, filaria, dengue and encephalitis by favoring growth and breeding of vectors.
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