Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy! Wash your hands regularly to protect yourself against colds, flu and diarrheal illness. The CDC recommends following five steps for effective hand sanitation.
- Wet your hands using warm water.
- Lather up. Don't forget the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails).
- Scrub thoroughly (at least 20 seconds).
- Rinse well.
- Dry using a clean towel or air dry.
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