Hand Washing and the Prevention of Infectious Disease

This is the time of year when we expect to see an increase in the number of influenza infections and gastrointestinal illnesses.  Proper hand washing plays an important role in minimizing the spread of these diseases.  It is also important that staff and students stay home when ill.  Materials on hand washing are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese at the Fairfax County Health Department Website:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/handwashing/.