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Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Peanut Butter, 2008–2009

Posted January 23, 2009

This outbreak appears to be over. However, Salmonella is an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Salmonella, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Salmonella Web Page.

Handwashing Instructions

The proper way to wash your hands is as follows:

  • Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
  • Rub hands together to make a lather and scrub all surfaces, making sure to clean between fingers and under fingernails.
  • Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds, or about the time it takes to sing the "ABC's"
  • Rinse hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use your paper towel to turn off the faucet.
  • Always use soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.

If soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands.

  • Apply product to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub hands together.

Rub the product over all surfaces of hands and fingers until hands are dry.

 
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