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Public Veterinary Medicine 1287 Appendix 2 Hand-Washing
Recommendations to Reduce Disease Transmission from Animals in
Public Settings General Recommendations Hand washing is the most
and in nonanimal areas where food is served and consumed. Signs
should be posted that direct all visitors to hand-washing stations when
exiting animal areas. Signs with proper hand-washing instructions
should be posted at hand-washing stations and restroo
fly free, or have contact with wild animals. Designate specific areas
for animal contact. Do not allow food or drink in animal contact
areas; do not allow animals in areas where food and drink are stored,
prepared, served, or consumed. Clean and disinfect
paper towel to protect clean hands when turning off the faucet. Dry
hands with a clean disposable paper towel or air dry them. Do not dry
hands on clothing. Assist young children with washing their hands.
Establishment and Maintenance of Hand-Washing Faci
and frozen rodents used to feed reptiles are contaminated with
Salmonella organisms. Dissection of owl pellets should not be
performed in areas where food is stored, prepared, served, or
consumed. Children < 5 years of age should not be allowed to have
contact with children (See animal-specific guidelines in this
Appendix). Ensure that personnel providing animals for educational
purposes are knowledgeable regarding animal handling and zoonotic
disease issues. Persons or facilities that display animals t
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