Hand hygiene is essential for a healthy environment and helps prevent epidemics, such as the recent norovirus outbreak in the United Kingdom.

Some viruses, such as the norovirus, can be life-threatening to certain parts of the population, such as children or the elderly. The recent norovirus outbreak in the UK has already caused overcrowded hospitals, and several deaths. So, what can we do to protect ourselves and the ones we love?

The British NHS recommends disinfecting any objects or surfaces in the house that could be contaminated with norovirus, and regularly washing linens or clothing with hot soapy water.