(HealthDay News) -- Hand washing helps prevent the spread of germs, and is particularly important at certain times.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these examples:
- Before, during and after preparing food, and before you eat.
- Before and after you care for a person who is sick or has an open wound.
- After you use the toilet, help a child with the toilet or change a diaper.
- After you sneeze, cough or blow your nose.
- After touching or feeding an animal, or cleaning up animal waste.
- After handling trash.
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