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Stay Healthy: The Benefits of Handwashing [Infographic]

Feb. 13, 2020

Flu season is upon us and is expected to last until May. Workers in healthcare facilities, education and other occupations with public contact need to take additional precautions to stay healthy.

Between Oct. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2020, an estimated 12,000 people have succumbed to the virus, with another 31 million estimated as diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The agency has sent out numerous advisories regarding the coronavirus, which continues to pose a threat.

Personal hygiene is the first line of defense to prevent contracting the flu, starting with thorough, proper handwashing.

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Stefanie Valentic

Stefanie Valentic was formerly managing editor of EHS Today, and is currently editorial director of Waste360.

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