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Hand Hygiene

Washing your hands is the single most important way to prevent illness.

Your hands play a major role in the spread of germs that cause illness. Hand hygiene is considered the most important and effective infection prevention and control measure to prevent the spread of infection.

Effective hand hygiene kills or removes bacteria on the skin and maintains good hand health.

There are two methods of killing/removing germs on hands:

  • Handwashing with soap and water
  • Cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub

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