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Influenza (flu)
Hand Hygiene (Handwashing)  
 
 

Hand hygiene is a term used to cover both the topic of the traditional hand washing using soap and water, and cleaning hands with alcohol based hand sanitizers.  Proper hand hygiene may eliminate nearly half of all cases of foodborne illness and significantly reduce the spread of the common cold and flu.  Proper hand hygiene is especially important in slowing and stopping the spread of disease outbreaks such as pertussis (whooping cough) or if we have a pandemic flu.

Handwashing graphic Washing your hands with Soap and Water [PDF]
Comprehensive guide to properly washing your hands with soap and water.
Graphic of sanitizer bottle Cleaning your hands with Alcohol Hand Sanitizers [PDF]
Information about cleaning your hands with alcohol based hand sanitizers.
Graphic of cleaning product Cleaning surfaces in your home and office [PDF]
Information about cleaning surfaces in your home and office.
Industrial graphic Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) of the healthcare infection control practices advisory committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.
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This page last updated: 11/05/13