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What surfaces should be disinfected to prevent sickness?

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Germs can linger on hard surfaces for hours or days. That's why it's important to keep places like counters, sinks, and faucets clean. You'll also often want to wipe down phones, remotes, doorknobs, and light switches.

SOURCES:

CDC: “How Flu Spreads.”

Delaware Health and Social Services: “Direct and Indirect Disease Transmission.”

Government of South Australia: “Ways Infectious Diseases Spread.”

CDC: “Adult Vaccination.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group.”

CDC: “Immunization Schedules.”

CDC: “Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives.”

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital: “Don’t Let Cold and Flu Get You Down: Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: “How Flu Spreads.”

Delaware Health and Social Services: “Direct and Indirect Disease Transmission.”

Government of South Australia: “Ways Infectious Diseases Spread.”

CDC: “Adult Vaccination.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, by Vaccine and Age Group.”

CDC: “Immunization Schedules.”

CDC: “Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives.”

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital: “Don’t Let Cold and Flu Get You Down: Tips for Preventing the Spread of Germs.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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