Suprun told about a simple habit: it reduced the death rate significantly

Супрун рассказала о простой привычке: она снизила смертность в разы

Ulyana Suprun shared some important recommendations about health

Ulyana Suprun said that a very important and easy habit, which was included in everyday life not so long ago, but managed to significantly reduce the spread of dangerous infections and mortality from them.

Your post in Facebook the main destroyer of myths devoted to the world handwashing day celebrated on 15 October. This habit has become commonplace for only about 40 years ago, and for medical institutions it has become mandatory just before.

About the Association of disease and dirty hands for the first time spoke Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis in 1847. The medic revealed a relationship between maternal mortality in the hospital in which he worked, and hand hygiene. Hard to believe, but at that time the students took birth after conducted the autopsy, and hands between two procedures is not washed, but simply wiped.

But Dr. Semmelweis died in poverty and obscurity – he simply did not believe. Six months passed before other scientists, Robert Koch (discoverer of the causative agent of tuberculosis), Louis Pasteur (invented pasteurization) and Joseph Lister (the founder of surgical antiseptics) confirmed his theory.

Супрун рассказала о простой привычке: она снизила смертность в разы

Suprun told why it is important to wash hands (photo:

But after that, hand washing for a long time nobody believed. Only in 1980-ies, when the number of outbreaks of food infection caused public concern, the CDC (Center for control and prevention of diseases of the USA) has identified hand hygiene as an important way to prevent the spread of infection.