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CS234745-A What is the Right Way to Wash Your Hands?
1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
2. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to
scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
3. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum
the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
4. Rinse your hands well under running water.
5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
See Handwashing: Clean Hands Saves Lives (www.cdc.gov/handwashing/) 5 Tips to Prevent Norovirus From Spreading
1. Practice proper hand hygiene
Always wash your hands carefully with soap and water—
• after using the toilet and changing diapers, and
• before eating, preparing, or handling food.
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can be used in addition to hand washing. But,
they should not be used as a substitute for washing with soap and water. 2. Wash fruits and vegetables and cook seafood thoroughly
Carefully wash fruits and vegetables before preparing and eating them.
Cook oysters and other shellfish thoroughly before eating them.
Be aware that noroviruses are relatively resistant. They can survive temperatures
as high as 140°F and quick steaming processes that are often used for cooking
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- Spring '08