Travel Advice - Wash those handsThe most important thing that you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands.
By frequently washing your hands, you wash away germs that you have picked up from other people, or from contaminated surfaces, or from animals and animal waste.
What happens if you do not wash your hands frequently?You pick up germs from other sources and then you infect yourself when you:
One of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their nose or their eyes after their hands have been contaminated with the cold virus. You can also spread germs directly to others or onto surfaces that other people touch.
The important thing to remember is that, in addition to colds, some pretty serious diseases -- like hepatitis A, meningitis, and infectious diarrhea -- can easily be prevented if people make a habit of washing their hands.
Figure 1. Do this often during travel.
When should you wash your hands?
The Center for Disease Control recommends that you wash your hands
What is the correct way to wash your hands?
It is estimated that over half the people using public
restroom do not wash their hands before they leave the premises.
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