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Health Information For Teens
Hand washing has always been the best way to keep from getting sick. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks, hand washing matters more than ever.
Coronavirus spreads easily. Hand washing prevents the spread of germs, including coronavirus.
When you wash your hands, you protect yourself from germs. You also protect people in your family. And with the coronavirus, when you stop the spread of germs at home, you protect people in the community too.
Here’s how to scrub those germs away:
Make a habit of regular hand washing. It’s most important:
What if you don’t have soap and water? Waterless hand sanitizers or scrubs are good too. They come as liquids, wipes, sprays, or towelettes. You can buy travel sizes to keep in your book bag, car, locker, purse, or sports bag.
Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19). And it helps protect you against everything from the common cold to more serious infections, such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, the flu, hepatitis A, and many types of diarrhea.
Germs spread in lots of ways. For example:
When you come into contact with germs, you can become infected just by touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Seize the power of hand washing! It’s one of the best things you can do to help yourself and others.
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Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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