Germgo Q

Thank you for participating in Germgo Q. Remember, hand hygiene is crucial for preventing illnesses and the spread of germs.

Question 1

Handwashing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by ____ %.

Answer

Thorough handwashing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%!

Question 2

A working adult touches ____ objects every 60 seconds.

Answer

The average working adult will touch 30 objects every 60 seconds. Be sure to clean your hands before each meal.

Question 3

In Canada, healthcare associated infections affect more than ___,000 people every year.

Answer

More than 200,000 people are affected by healthcare associated infections every year and more than 8,000 cases become fatal.

Question 4

Research shows that improvements in hand hygiene activities could reduce infection rates by ___%.

Answer

Healthcare associated infection rates can be reduced by 50% with proper hand hygiene habits.

Question 5

Every year in Ontario, the flu leads to ___,000 hospitalizations.

Answer

The flu hospitalizes more than 1,000 Ontarians and results in approximately 300 deaths every year.

Question 6

An average person has more than ___,___,___ bacteria on their hands.

Answer

Over 10,000,000 bacteria live on the average person’s hands every day!

Question 7

Healthcare associated infections such as influenza and pneumonia can be acquired when visiting ____.

Answer

Healthcare associated infections, by definition, are acquired when visiting or staying in hospitals and medical facilities.

Question 8

You are most likely to acquire the flu between the months of ___ and ___.

Answer

The average adult is most likely to acquire the flu between November and April, through the Winter season.

Question 9

The flu shot is __% effective against the flu virus.

Answer

The flu shot protects as many as 80% of the individuals who receive the shot.

Question 10

Alcohol based hand sanitizers work by dissolving essential ___ bacteria need to survive.

Answer

The main ingredient, ethanol or isopropanol, in hand sanitizers dissolved the essential proteins bacteria require to survive.