Escalator Handrails are known to be one of the most touched surfaces,
therefore, diseases can easily be transmitted through them.
More than 105 billion passengers ride escalators each year.
Each hour over 30,000 people ride escalators worldwide.
List of some diseases which can be transmitted by touch:
- Giardia infection, hand, foot, and mouth disease,
- hepatitis A,
- rotavirus infection,
- Salmonella infection,
- worms and Ringworm,
- Cold sores (herpes simplex infection),
- school sores (impetigo), and more.