Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

April Showers Bring May Flowers and the Need for Hand Washing

Tuesday - Apr 24, 2007

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges the Public to Wash Their Hands Often to Prevent the Spread of Disease

Champaign, IL - Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick and spreading illnesses. Cleaning your hands gets rid of many germs that are picked up from other people, touchable surfaces and animals. Teaching the importance of proper hand washing, as well as, frequent, supervised hand washing by adults for all young children should be encouraged. If soap and water are not available, the use of an alcohol based wipe or hand gel is recommended.

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