Globalization promotes the spread of dangerous pathogens, as does the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Careful hand hygiene helps to protect against recurring viral diseases. Because almost all pathogenic germs can be removed if you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and dry them thoroughly. The use of hand disinfectants offers additional protection.
Hygienic hand washing: Here’s how it’s done!
- Wet your hands under running water.
- Lather up thoroughly.
- Don’t forget to rub soap on the back of your hands, your wrists and between your fingers.
- Rinse off thoroughly under running water.
- Dry carefully, including between your fingers, making sure always to use a fresh section of cotton towel or paper.
Find out how you can protect yourself
Each of us can do something to prevent the flu and other infectious diseases from spreading further. And this in a simple way:
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands
Viruses get into the mucous membranes via our hands and thus into the body. Paying attention to this reduces the probability of infection.
- Precautions when coughing and sneezing
If you are ill, you should keep at least one meter distance from other people when coughing and sneezing and turn away. If possible, cough or sneeze in a disposable handkerchief that you can dispose of directly afterwards. Do not forget to wash your hands then.
- Hand disinfection: how to protect yourself and others
If you have a lot of contact with different people, hand disinfection can also be useful. Disinfect your hands when visiting a hospital or other care facility – when entering and leaving. This way you avoid unwanted "guest gifts" that travel unnoticed through your hands.
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