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Facts about hand hygiene
Hand hygiene means cleaning your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.Good hand hygiene is the most effective way to stop infections spreading. Many infections, such as the common cold and flu, are caused by spreading germs from person to person. Even when your hands look clean they can still be carrying germs. This is because they are so small that you just can't see them. This is why when we touch other people or objects we can spread germs without even realising it.
- Western Australia Department of Health
- Hygiene, Infections
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- Last reviewed:
- November 2021
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