Cleaning your hands is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading infections to others. Do you know there are two different ways to clean your hands?
Clean your hands with soap and water only when hands are visibly soiled and whenever an alcohol-based hand rub is not available.2 Alcohol-based hand rubs are faster, more effective, and better tolerated by your hands than washing with soap and water.2
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1 World Health Organization (WHO). n.d.
Healthcare-Associated Infections Fact Sheet. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care (Updated 2009)