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Washing your hands

FORT LEE, VA (WWBT) - According to Dr. Christopher Marshall, you can't wash your hands enough.

Around 85 percent of the common cold and flu is spread by direct contact.

Wash your hands before eating or handling medicine.  Wash your hands after going to the bathroom, touching an animal or animal toys, coughing/sneezing/blowing nose or handling garbage.

Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds paying special attention to cleaning around and under the fingernails.

Alcohol based hand sanitizers are an excellent alternative to soap and water.  If you use one, be sure it contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

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