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  Health Tip: When to Wash Your Hands

(HealthDay News) -- Hand washing with soap and warm water is an effective way to prevent the spread of germs.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests washing your hands at these key times:

  • Before,during andafterpreparing food.
  • Beforeeating.
  • Beforeandaftercaring for someone who is sick.
  • Beforeandaftertreating a wound.
  • Aftergoing to the bathroom.
  • Afterchanging diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the bathroom.
  • Afterblowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Aftertouching an animal, animal feed or animal waste.
  • Afterhandling garbage.

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