Handwashing can play a major role in helping prevent the transmission of the measles virus. “Handwashing protection works by removing the tiny droplets containing the measles virus from your hands before they get a chance to infect you or transfer to someone else,” says Dr. Layla McCay, Secretariat Director of the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing.
In washing the hands, it is important to lather with soap for 20 seconds. A soap that effectively inhibits the growth of diseases is Safeguard with GermShield+, which can remove 99% of common germs, and fights against gram-positive bacteria, gram-negative bacteria, and fungi, offering up to 24 hours of protection in between washes. With regular handwashing, Safeguard can help prevent the spread of the disease.
By taking a proactive stance through vaccination and handwashing, the battle against measles can be won.
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2 Global Hand washing Partnership, Website (Feb 2019) - https://globalhandwashing.org/measles-and-handwashing-fact-sheet/
3 Department of Health (Philippines), Website (Feb 2019) - https://www.doh.gov.ph/node/16647