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  • Hand Washing

    Use warm water to wet your hands, then apply soap. Rub your hands together for at least 10 seconds. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap.

  • Pets and Infectious Diseases in Children

    One way to prevent the spread of disease from your pet: Feed your pet a balanced diet and avoid having your pet eat raw foods or drink out of the toilet.

  • Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands

    It's hard enough to get grownups to wash up. Only two-thirds of adults wash their hands after they use the restroom, studies show.

  • Why We Need to Wash Our Hands

    Did you wash your hands this morning? Bravo! Washing your hands helps prevent the spread of potentially dangerous germs.