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Medical Monday: Five steps to better hand hygiene

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(WXOW) – It’s so simple and often overlooked, but making sure to wash your hands regularly can significantly prevent illness.

Brian Simmons, an infection control specialist from Gundersen Health System, said the numbers are telling. He said 1 in 5 respiratory illness and about 1 in 3 gastrointestinal issues can be curbed through regular hand-washing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends always washing hands at the following times:

When it comes to technique, the CDC says there are five things to keep in mind.

Dustin Luecke

Dustin Luecke anchors News 19 Daybreak weekday mornings.

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