National Handwashing Awareness Week

The first week in December is marked as National Handwashing Awareness Week.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing is one of the best “do-it-yourself” precautions to prevent infections —it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry).

Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities can help us to reduce the spread of germs and several illnesses.

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