Wash Your Hands!

Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

You should wash your hands:

The right way to wash your hands:

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers are not effective when hands are visibly dirty.

The right way to use hand sanitizers:


Wash Your Hands. Retrieved Febuary 6th, 2012 from http://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/

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