The swine flu etiquette: use good hand hygiene, no handshaking, no mask, to prevent a pandemic!
April 28, 2009
DO YOU KNOW the “etiquette rules” to prevent a swine flu pandemic? It is all about hand hygiene & no handshakes!
Six of the most important swine flue etiquette rules to prevent a swine flue pandemic – all are related to hand hygiene – are:
• No handshaking! – No handshake, high five, nor intimate greatings such as: beso-beso, touching cheeks, air kisses;
Additional options are:
• You can use alcohol hand cleaners when washing your hand;
Dr. Richard Besser (acting director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control) says:
“I would rather people really focus on hand washing, not giving that little kiss of greeting when you’re meeting someone, of doing those sorts of things, covering your cough and your sneeze.”
Source: The Canadian Press