The “Word” about town is they didn’t like the “hot water” they were in, nor “soap behind their ears”. The town folk got together and “washed their hands of them”. So “The Dozen” called it quits, and left the country. It was an easy and quick solution! But BEWARE: They will try to return!
Who are the “Dirty Dozen?” None other than the: Common Cold, Campylobacteriosis, E. coli 0157:H7, Fifth Disease, Giardiasis, Hepatitis A., Impetigo, Pink Eye, Pinworms, Salmonella, Shigellosis(If you are having a hard time pronouncing the names of these diseases, you don’t want them).
How can we prevent them from returning? HAND WASHING!
- Turn on the faucet and get your hands wet with warm water.
- Apply some soap
- Wash for 20 seconds (Sing “Happy Birthday” through 2 times), between your fingers, under your nails, top/bottom of hands and wrists.
- Rinse with warm water
- Dry with a paper towel.
- Turn off faucet with paper towel.
REPEAT AS NEEDED: Wash your hands before eating, after eating, before making food, after using the restroom, after changing diapers, after playing with the dog/cat, after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose, after playing outside, and before and after changing contact lenses.
Thanks partner! Make sure your story has a happy ending!