Wash Your Hands to Prevent Infection
Your hands may touch many surfaces in the run of a day. A wide variety of activities, including personal hygiene, food preparation, and house-cleaning, can result in bacteria and viruses collecting on fingers and palms. So, hand washing is very important.
These unwelcome passengers can be left on all sorts of surfaces such as doorknobs, telephones, and faucets. Viruses can live for hours, and sometimes longer, on many things you touch on a regular basis. The next person to touch these objects runs the risk of collecting these germs on his/her hands in turn.
When your fingers touch your eyes, nose or mouth, or an open cut or sore, the risk of infection increases. Many sicknesses, such as influenza, meningitis, common cold, and infectious diarrhea, are often passed from one person to another in this manner.
This is why it's so important to wash your hands often and well.
To wash your hands properly, follow these steps: