What goes into the toilet doesn’t always stay there, and other coronavirus risks in public bathrooms

Public restrooms can be scary when it comes to coronavirus, and they get scarier when you look at how the virus spreads. A doctor explains how to stay safe when you're traveling and really gotta go.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
June 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus pandemic disease soap toilets cleanliness gastroenterology bathrooms public-buildings

Ignaz Semmelweis, the doctor who discovered the disease-fighting power of hand-washing in 1847

A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.

Leslie S. Leighton, Visiting Lecturer of History, Georgia State University • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history-of-medicine maternal-mortality handwashing history-of-science hand-washing disease-control contagion cleanliness handwashing-and-coronavirus

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