Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Hygiene for Human Health and Infection Control

Urška Rozman

University of Maribor


Sonja Šostar Turk

University of Maribor


Personal Hygiene Environmental Hygiene Food Hygiene Water Hygiene Drinking Water HACCP Quarantine Medical Waste

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About the book

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ""Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.” Hygiene can be considered as good personal habits or personal and household hygiene in general, but also from a more specific aspect as procedures for clean drinking water, handling of waste waters, wastes and food safety management. With the awareness of the importance for adequate hygiene in the medical environment, it is essential to emphasize medical hygiene with practices to prevent or minimize the spread of infectious disease. Knowledge and correct use of disinfectant products and sterilization procedures are essential for effective implementation of hygiene, where possible promotion of bacterial resistance need to be taken into consideration.
This book will provide an insights in different aspects of hygiene in correlation to human health with special emphasis on cross contamination and cross infections with pathogens transmission. Basic principles of prevention, control and procedures for best hygiene practice are described with aim to deliver comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in hygiene for human health.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 5th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 25th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 13th 2019

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Expected publication date: November 12th 2019

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About the editor

Urška Rozman

University of Maribor

Dr. Urška Rozman is an assistant professor for the fields of biology, at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor. She has obtained education for a Pharmacy technician, University degree in Biology and Chemistry and a Master in Biology. She finished PhD program study in Ecology at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor with a focus on molecular methods in microbiology for purpose of hospital hygiene. She is participating in study programs of Nursing, Bioinformatics and Food safety, covering the subjects in the field of environmental factors affecting human health. Over the last years she has participated in several research projects (national, bilateral, EU EUREKA, FP7) focusing on microbiology, antibiotic resistance, hospital hygiene and hospital waste waters.

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