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Wash Your Hands!


The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has released an updated feature on the importance of hand washing on its website. While hand washing seems like common sense, poor hand hygiene remains a serious threat to health. According to the CDC, “Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.” The CDC feature, Wash Your Hands, answers the following questions:

  • When should you wash your hands?
  • What is the right way to wash your hands?
  • What should you do if you don’t have soap and clean, running water?

If you want to understand the science behind the CDC’s recommendations, follow this link: Show Me the Science – How to Wash Your Hands