Hand Washing to Prevent Infectious Disease
It only takes a few minutes of your time and some very basic tools, but it makes a huge difference in taming infectious germs. It's none other than hand washing, that simple but good idea that mom pestered you about long ago.
Here's how to do it the right way*:
- Use soap and warm, running water.
- Wash all parts of your hands and wrists thoroughly, including under your fingernails.
- Rub your hands together for at least 10 to 15 seconds.
- Pat them dry using a clean or disposable towel.
Isn't it time you raised the bar on fighting infectious disease? Then pick up the soap bar and give your hands a scrub, and use them to log in to Blue Access for MembersSM for more information about the flu.
* Source: American Society for Microbiology