One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs is by washing your hands with soap and water.
Many germs that make people sick are spread when we do not wash our hands with soap and water.
Keeping your hands clean prevents 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses
Keeping your hands clean prevents 1 in 5 respiratory infections
Remember to wash your hands:
- after using the bathroom
- when preparing food
- before eating
- after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
Watch this video to learn more about how to keep yourself healthy by washing your hands.