Kill the germs

Germs are bad news!

There are many types of germs (viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi) that cause many types of illnesses – including the common cold or flu, foodborne illness, hantavirus, or plague. These germs can spread easily from one person to another – and have wide-reaching effects as you are seeing now with Coronavirus.

Take Preventive Measures: Wash Your Hands

Salmonella infections are responsible for an estimated 1.35 million illnesses, 26,500 hospitalizations, and 420 deaths in the United States every year. (CDC)

• Infectious diseases cost the U.S. $120 billion a year. (Alliance for Aging Research)

More than 113,000 people in the U.S. die yearly from an infectious disease. (JAMA)

Need more proof? Watch the news today.

What is the best way to stop the spread of these germs?

Wash your hands often.

Keeping hands clean is the single most important factor in preventing the spread of dangerous germs and lowering your risk of getting sick. That's according to the CDC.

This is evermore present today in this age of concern over infectious diseases such as H1N1 virus or the Coronavirus. The potential chain of infection is broken by effective hand hygiene.

So go ahead; make the germ's day. WASH THOSE HANDS!

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