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Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Soap

Washing hands with warm running water and soap (antibacterial soap is fine but not necessary) for at least 20 seconds, (the time it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice) has been shown to kill the flu virus. Alcohol-based rubs can be used when soap and water are not available, such as after hand shaking or touching objects that carry germs. Keep in mind that alcohol-based products are toxic if ingested by children. (The amount left on hands after use is not a concern.) Keep these products out of the reach of children and supervise their use.