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Germs and infection can spread easily in the home. This may happen when items around the house become soiled or when you come into contact with body fluids, such as blood or urine. A person's cough or sneeze can spread germs too.
Washing your hands often can help you keep germs and infection from spreading. Keeping the home clean can help too. To help reduce germs and avoid infections, make sure to disinfect all parts of the home. "Disinfecting" means using soap or another cleaner to get rid of germs that can cause infection.
Here are some tips for keeping the home clean.
Current as of:
March 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal MedicineGayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
Current as of: March 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine & Gayle E. Stauffer, RN - Registered Nurse
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