Friday, February 25, 2011

Don't Spread It!

Feel a cough or sneeze coming on? To prevent germ spread, good hygiene now dictates that you should cough and sneeze into your elbow.

You may have been taught that the polite way to cover your cough or sneeze is with your hands, but that method is no longer encouraged. The more sanitary way is to cough or sneeze into your elbow so that you don’t spread germs that would otherwise end up on your hands. Germs that cause colds and the flu can linger on surfaces that you touch long enough to infect someone else. Sneezing into a tissue or handkerchief is also still acceptable. Remember to always practice good hand hygiene after sneezing.

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