This Morning: How handwashing can be a powerful weapon in fighting flu

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It’s officially flu season  and today is Global Handwashing Day.

Connecting those two points is Doctor Paul Entler from Sparrow Hospital.

He stopped by 6 News This Morning to talk with Jorma Duran and explain why washing your hands is arguably the best thing anyone can do to stay away from getting sick.

This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focuses on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition.

Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. 

Here are a few ways you can make a difference this Global Handwashing Day:

  • Wash your hands with soap at critical times, especially before eating, cooking, or feeding others.
  • Model good handwashing behavior, and remind or help others to always wash their hands before eating.
  • Make handwashing part of your family meals.
  • Establish places to wash your hands in the household, in your community, in schools, workplaces, and in health facilities.
  • Promote effective handwashing behavior change in research, policy, programs, and advocacy.

Watch the video above for more suggestions on how handwashing can cut down on your risk of flu and other illnesses.

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