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Misconceptions about hand-washing are as rampant as the germs themselves

A close up hand washing in the kitchen sink.
A close up hand washing in the kitchen sink.
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When a highly contagious stomach virus blew through a Colorado school district in November, sickening 30% of students and 20% of staff at one high school, some of the victims felt fine one hour and were vomiting in public the next. It was a reminder of how quickly viruses can make a lot of lives miserable. Especially during winter months. And especially when people don’t wash their hands often and properly.

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