A pair of clean hands can save lives. Today, May 5, hospitals and health care workers around the world celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day with the World Health Organization.

Did you know?

  • Washing your hands often is the single most important thing you can do to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
  • You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Right-handed people tend to wash their left hand more thoroughly than their right, and vice versa.
  • The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet.