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Hand sanitizers do not provide protection from infection by virus.   Use of hand sanitizers can provide protection from bacterial infections.



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Travel Advice - Keeping hands clean during travel

The medical profession tells us that bacteria are often spread by contact with others or by contact with surfaces that have been touched by others. ThereArePlaces recommends that you keep your hands as clean as possible during travel to help avoid bacterial infections .

We don't know about you, but we have observed fellow travelers using restrooms and not washing before they depart. Unfortunately, this is the norm and these folks' hands may spread many germs by the end of the day. These are not the hands we would like to shake!

The following suggestions may help protect you from hand transferred, bacterial infections when you travel

1.  Carry a small bottle of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer (e.g. PurellŪ or DialŪ) and use it to clean your hands before eating and after shaking hands or using a restroom, especially if you have touched the toilet seat or the door to the toilet. Hand sanitizer products come in personal sized bottles that will fit in a pocket, purse, or fannypack.

2.  If you do not have hand sanitizer available, wash your hands using soap and hot water whenever  possible. (Although we suspect you are an expert at washing hands, we provide a short article on the technique preferred by the Center for Disease Control, just in case.

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