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Travel and Hand Hygiene

Photo By: Erika Uffer

How to… prevent illness by washing your hands

Did you know that washing your hands prevents many travel-related illnesses? Following good hand hygiene is not only good for your health; your pocketbook will thank you for not having to make itinerary changes, pay re-booking fees and deal with unexpected medical costs due to illness abroad.

This Tip Sheet shows how to properly wash your hands (yes, most of us don't do a good job) and the reasons why good hand hygiene is so important, not only to your own health, but to those around you.

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