As old and simple as it is, hand-washing, is a great public health tool!
An experiment in elementary school school children demonstrated the value of hand-washing.The children were taught how to take culture samples from their hands and how to wash their hands properly. Ninety-one percent reported they saw reduced microbial growth after cleaning hands--89% said this changed their hand hygiene in the right direction. Most importantly student absenteeism rates dropped significantly as a result of these activities.
PositiveTip: Are you regularly washing your hands? Do your part to faithfully prevent the spread of disease!