Hand Washing 101: your best defense against flu - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/29/09

Hand Washing 101: your best defense against flu

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The best way to prevent any flu, including the H1-N1 or "Swine Flu" is good hygiene.  So, how about a lesson in Hand Washing 101? 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, just rinsing is cheating because water alone will not wash away germs.  You need to use warm water with soap and scrub your hands vigorously, including the backs of your hands, under your fingernails, and especially underneath rings. 

The general rule is to scrub for 20 seconds, or simply sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice to ensure that your hands get clean of germs.

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