Prevent illness - Reduce spread - First line of defense

October 07, 2019 by BUILTIN BUILTIN

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. Good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can also help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illness such as the flu.

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases, including the flu, are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. It is the most preferred method of keeping clean hand. Using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol quickly reduces the number of germs on hands in some situations, but it does not eliminate all of them. Check out this link Actions to Prevent Flu from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 


Follow these 5 Simple Steps:.

Wet hands first with clean, running water, turn off the tap and apply soap.

Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

Dry your hands using a clean towel or airdry them.


Global Handwashing Day is October 15. Promote handwashing with soap as an easy and affordable way to prevent disease in your community.