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Handwashing Awareness Week

The first week of December is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Handwashing is more important now more than ever. Personal hygiene begins and ends with our hands. And though we are taught as youngsters to wash our hands before dinner, it is important to remember that germs do not care what time of day it is. Clean hands prevent sickness. It is especially important to learn the basics about hand hygiene. Handwashing is n effective tool to prevent the flu, adeno virus, the common cold, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, TB and many more!

There are 4 basic principles of handwashing:

  1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating

  2. Do not cough into your hands

  3. Do not sneeze into your hands

  4. Above all, do not put your fingers into your eyes, nose, or mouth