There are many sicknesses which can be caused by inadequate (poor) domestic or personal hygiene.not cleaning the toiletnot getting rid of rubbishnot washing clothes and bedding frequentlynot storing food properly
Signs of poor domestic hygiene include:
Signs of poor personal hygiene include:not washing handsnot showeringnot washing hair
Diseases in Indigenous communities caused by germs and parasites resulting from inadequate domestic and personal hygieneBacterialfood poisoninggastroenteritisdiarrhoea caused by Campylobacterpneumoniatrachomaskin infections
Viralhepatitis Agastroenteritiscolds and flu
Parasiticgiardiasisscabies infectionpediculosis (head lice infection)hookworm infectionthreadworm infectionroundworm infection (strongyloides)
Poor domestic and personal hygiene practices can help the transmission of disease-causing germs:directly by the faecal-oral route, or by person to person or pet to person contactindirectly by vectors coming into contact with people or their food, people breathing in airborne droplets of moisture which contain germs or eating contaminated food.