through droplets in the air released during a cough or sneeze
on contaminated surfaces
through contact with a sick person's body fluids
When kids have contact with germs, they can become infected just by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. And once they're infected, it's usually just a matter of time before the whole family comes down with the same illness.
So don't underestimate the power of hand washing! The time you spend at the sink could save you trips to the doctor's office.
How to Clean Your Hands
You know that cleaning your hands is the best way to stop the spread of germs, but what’s the right way to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer?