Wash your hands several times each day. By washing germs and bacteria off your hands, you lower the risk of developing infections and spreading disease. [ According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "The basic rule is to wash hands before preparing food and after handling uncooked meat and poultry, before eating, after changing diapers, after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one's nose into a tissue, after using the bathroom, and after touching animals or anything in the animal's environment." Use warm water and soap every time you wash your hands. Create a soapy lather and rub your hands for 15 to 20 seconds.
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