YouDocs Q&A: Stop Germs

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Question: What's the single best way to stop the spread of germs?

Answer: Think about how many things you touch on a daily basis that other people have also touched: sink faucets, door handles, gas pumps, other people's phones and even their hands. You touch something, then your hand touches your mouth, nose, or eye. That's how germs are spread. The typical American touches his or her face more than 50 times per hour. The best thing you can do to prevent receiving and spreading germs is to wash your hands regularly. Use antibacterial gel for when you can't get to a clean sink.

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