Wash hands often to keep healthy. Regular hand washing can prevent the spread of many diseases.
Germs cause disease, and can be found in places you visit daily, like the bathroom, kitchen, worksite, school, and places throughout the community. Don't let germs keep you from enjoying life; wash hands often to keep healthy. Hand washing is one of the best things that you can all do to keep from getting sick and stop the spread of disease.
Keep Healthy and Wash Hands Often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners can also keep you healthy.
When should I wash my hands?
- After using the bathroom
- Before preparing foods, eating or drinking
- After petting animals
- After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
- After taking off dirty clothes or shoes
- When arriving to and leaving from school or work
Hand washing helps to protect you and your family from communicable diseases including H3N2v influenza. For current information regarding H3N2v in Ohio please visit the Ohio Department of Health's Website updated daily.