Wash hands, a reflex that can save lives

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Wash hands, a reflex that can save lives

More than 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospital. A figure that could be reduced just by respecting the rule of basic hygiene: wash your hands.

Hand hygiene at the right time saves lives. This is the message that the World Health Organization is trying to get across to healthcare professionals and the general public in order to limit the spread of infectious diseases. WHO has also launched a global campaign called "To save lives: hand hygiene," in the context of the "Clean Care is Safer Care" there is just 10 years.

On the occasion of the International Day of hand hygiene on May 5, the Organization held to recall at any moment, "more than 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospital. " There are affordable techniques that can save lives, such as hydro-alcoholic solutions. For nearly 3 dollars a bottle, they can prevent healthcare associated infections and prevent millions of deaths each year.

Avoid colds, flu and gastrointestinal

Failing to carry around, water and soap are sufficient for good hygiene. Moisten your hands with water, apply soap, rub your palms against each other and then the backs of hands, wrists, fingers and nails for 20-30 seconds.

Do this before touching food, to take care of a baby, after coughing, sneezing or be snuffed before and after having had contact with a sick person and after using the toilet.

This reflex can reduce the number of infections such as colds, flu, respiratory infections and gastroenteritis viral. According to a survey by the BVA Institute in September 2012, quoted by the agency Relaxnews, only 21.4% of French wash their hands 10 times a day and 55% forget to do on leaving public transport .

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