"Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands!" CDC Hand-Washing Fact Sheet

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Source:
U.S. Government
Creator:
Centers for Disease Control
Air/Publish Date:
Event Date:
2011
Resource Type:
Document
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n/a
Copyright Date:
2011
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This fact sheet on hand-washing from the Centers for Disease control lists all the times when you should wash your hands, and details how to wash your hands, to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.

"Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands!" CDC Hand-Washing Fact Sheet

This fact sheet on hand-washing from the Centers for Disease control lists all the times when you should wash your hands, and details how to wash your hands, to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy.


WHEN?
••Before, during, and after preparing food
••Before eating food
••Before and after caring for someone who is sick
••Before and after treating a cut or wound
••After using the toilet
••After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
••After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
••After touching an animal or animal waste
•After touching garbage

HOW?
••Wet hands with clean, running water and apply soap.
••Rub hands together to make a lather. Scrub the backs of hands, between fingers, and under nails.
••Continue scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
••Rinse hands well under running water.
••Dry hands using a clean towel or air dry.

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