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Washing your hands stops MRSA (inmates).
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-113, 2013 Jan; :1
Washing your hands stops MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). Why wash? MRSA germs live on skin; Germs can spread quickly in jails and prisons; Washing hands removes germs. How? Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; Rinse well and dry with a clean towel. When? After touching or blowing your nose; Before and after touching broken or infected skin; Before and after changing bandages; After touching soiled or wet laundry; After using the restroom.
Skin-diseases; Skin-disorders; Skin-infections; Infection-control; Infectious-diseases; Microorganisms; Bacteria; Bacterial-disease; Bacterial-infections; Prison-workers; Law-enforcement-workers; Correctional-facilities; Administration; Work-environment; Worker-health; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-113; B20130206
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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