Hand washing is the basic of hygiene! Hands are exposed to different types of microorganisms and represent one of key factors and modalities of transfer of many infectious diseases. Regular and proper hand washing prevents the spreading of most infectious diseases that can be transfered by dirty hands. Habit of regular hand washing should be implanted in early childhood.
Hand hygiene is in the center of standard cautionary measures and unquestionably the most effective measure of infection control. Therefore it would be wise to remember: hands are not clean even if they are not visibly dirty. To have clean hands means to have them free of harmful microorganisms.