Everyone knows how to wash their hands, but research shows that it is easy to miss bits, which means missing viruses.

    We usually wash our hands without thinking about it.

    Try to start thinking about how you wash your hands and see if you already follow the suggestions on the next page.

    It is easy to think that proper handwashing is only for people who work in health care. But they do it because they know how important it is to your health.

    A diagram of two hands showing the most frequently missed areas when handwashing, which include the fingertips, back on the thumb and between then thumb and index finger.

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