Student Health Services Health News- Fall 2008
Don’t Share The Germs
It’s September, time for tailgate parties and sharing great times with friends. There are other things out there, though, that are much less fun to share.
Did you know that …
- you can catch diseases like meningitis, flu, strep throat and head colds just by sharing food, drink, or a cigarette with a friend?
- when you eat a snack with your bare hands without washing them first you’re “sharing” the germs you’ve picked up from every surface you’ve touched since the last time your hands were washed?
So wash your hands before you eat… and tell your friends to get their own lunch. Share good times, but don’t share the germs.