Videos/TV on Hygiene
These videos were created as part of CDC-TV’s Health Matters series for the general public and public health professionals.
The general public is encouraged to watch these videos to learn more about how they can keep themselves healthy by practicing improved hygiene. Public health professionals can use these videos to raise awareness and educate their community on healthy hygiene behaviors.
To help prevent the spread of infection, it is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for about 20 seconds. If soap and clean water are not available, you should use an alcohol-based product to clean hands.
Running Time: (0:51)
Release Date: 03/09/2010
Though swimming is a popular sports activity with many health benefits, swimming-related illness in the United States is on the rise. The main culprit: a chlorine-resistant parasite known as Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto” for short). In a fun-filled reminder, experts show you how to keep your family healthy and safe when you get “In the Swim of Things.”
Running Time: (3:52)
Release Date: 5/18/2009
Healthy swimming expert Michael Beach warns about the superbug “Crypto” – the most common cause of recreational water illness (RWI) and suggests that anyone with diarrhea should stay out of the water. The video explains that although chlorine kills most germs, Crypto can survive for days in properly chlorinated water.
Running Time: (0:30)
Release Date: 05/18/2009