THE BEST WAY TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COLDS AND FLU IS TO WASH YOUR HANDS OF­TEN!

Santa Fe New Mexican - Healthy Living - - HEALTH BRIEFS -

When should you wash your hands?

• Be­fore, dur­ing and af­ter pre­par­ing food

• Be­fore eat­ing food

• Be­fore and af­ter car­ing for some­one who is sick

• Be­fore and af­ter treat­ing a cut or wound

• Af­ter us­ing the toi­let

• Af­ter chang­ing di­a­pers or clean­ing up a child who has used the toi­let

• Af­ter blow­ing your nose, cough­ing or sneez­ing

• Af­ter touch­ing an an­i­mal, an­i­mal feed or an­i­mal waste

• Af­ter han­dling pet food or pet treats

• Af­ter touch­ing garbage

If soap and water are un­avail­able, use an al­co­hol-based hand san­i­tizer that con­tains at least 60 per­cent al­co­hol to clean hands.

SOAP

WET

WASH

DRY

RINSE

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