OCT 24, 2015 1:32 PM PDT

Avoid Getting the Flu This Season Just By Washing Your Hands

WRITTEN BY: Kara Marker

Handwashing is one of the most easy and effective ways to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that cause disease. Rinsing only with water does not rid your hands completely of these microbes. Only scrubbing firmly with soap and water will do the trick!

Especially as flu and cold season come around, it's important to wash your hands thoroughly for your own health and for the health of others. Consider going in for an extra hand wash after shaking hands, being around sick people, or after coughing/sneezing!
About the Author
I am a scientific journalist and enthusiast, especially in the realm of biomedicine. I am passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Sometimes scientific research needs a translator to effectively communicate the scientific jargon present in significant findings. I plan to be that translating communicator, and I hope to decrease the spread of misrepresented scientific phenomena! Check out my science blog: ScienceKara.com.
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