Hand hygiene

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The best way to prevent transmission of disease is good hand hygiene. Learn about proper hand hygiene and how to teach it to your children.

Key points

  • The best way to protect yourself and your child from germs is proper hand hygiene.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, scrub every surface and rinse off all trace of soap.
  • In a health-care setting or when you do not have access to water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Make sure it contains between 60% and 95% alcohol. Rub your hands with the sanitizer until they become dry.
Last updated: October 25th 2019