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Clean hands count
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  • Description:
    Patients and visitors fact sheet.

    Most germs that cause serious infections in healthcare are spread by people's actions.

    Know the truth to protect yourself from serious infections.


    • On average, healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should.

    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills most of the bad germs that make you sick.

    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not kill C. difficile.

    • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer does not create antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

    • Your hands can spread germs.


    This material was developed by CDC. The Clean Hands Count Campaign is made possible by a partnership between the CDC Foundation and GOJO.

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