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Indiana State Department of Health

ISDH Home > About the Agency > Health Information by Topic - A-Z >> > Handwashing Campaign > For Adults For Adults

Hand washing is the single most effective means of preventing the spread of infections. Many diseases, such as the common cold, influenza (flu), ear infections, strep throat, diarrheal illnesses, etc., can be spread by unwashed or improperly washed hands. 

Learn more about the following diseases and how hand washing can help reduce the infection.

Q&A about MRSA in Schools

Campylobacteriosis

VISA/VRSA

Fifths Disease

Mononucleosis

Hepatitis A

Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Hepatitis B

Norovirus

Giardiasis

Pneumococcal Infection

Influenza

RSV

MRSA

Salmonellosis

Staphylococcus Aureus and Athletics

Shigella

Community Acquired MRSA

Strep Throat

Teaching Handwashing

 

 

Page last updated: June 30, 2015

Page last reviewed: June 16, 2015