Prevention against respiratory infections

Handwashing Protects Against Germs!

Viruses that cause colds, the flu and other respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, are very much a part of the winter season.

Microbes (germs) present in the noses and throats of people who are sick are extremely contagious and spread easily from one person to the next with coughing and sneezing. The microbes float as small particles in the air and contaminate objects and surfaces, including toys and door handles. In this manner, they constantly accumulate on people’s hands.

Respiratory tract infections can sometimes lead to serious complications and hospitalization outside the region, mainly among young children, the elderly and the vulnerable. Regular handwashing by both yourself and your children diminishes the risk of transmitting germs to others. It is the best way to protect the people you love against infections.

Handwashing is a simple and effective way to prevent infections.

View the video of the prevention campaign