Handwashing: Take Your Health in Your Hands!
(Watch videos and download free handwashing posters and other materials)
Alice Henneman, MS, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
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Some scientists estimate up to 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) video, Put Your Hands Together. CDC considers handwashing the single important thing you can do to help prevent the spread of infection and to stay healthy and well. Handwashing is considered very important in helping prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.
Following are a few informative (and frequently funny!) YouTube videos that show how bacteria spread and that stress the importance of handwashing. To find more handwashing videos on YouTube, search on YouTube using such search words as "handwashing" or "sneezing."
For more information on handwashing and ways to help prevent the spread of flu, visit Flu.gov
Enjoy the following videos! And WASH YOUR HANDS!
Sebelius Chides Chuck Todd for Not Sneezing Properly
Elmo Flu PSA 1 (includes how to sneeze)
The Story Behind the Sleeve
Germ Busters Fight the H1N1 Flu
The Journey of a Germ
Protect! Don't Infect: Germ Wars
Put Your Hands Together
The Multiplication Song
Dude! Wash your hands!
Henry the Hand