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Scripps Mercy Hospital Gives a Lesson in Hand Washing

Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to avoid getting the seasonal and H1N1 flu. Scripps Health experts recommend washing hands by using warm water and soap, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.

San Diego 6 Evening News revealed how some germs can be left behind; Scripps Mercy demonstrated with a product called Glo Germ.

Watch the clip Avoiding the Flu:

Aired on Oct. 27, 2009