Blog: Prevent the Flu Virus: The Importance of Hand Washing for Parents and Children

Written while working at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness

So far, the 2019-2020 flu season has been especially harmful to young children. As of January 30, 2020, there have been 54 reported pediatric deaths due to the flu virus in the United States. Nationwide, the CDC estimates that there have been 6.4 million cases of the flu, 55,000 hospitalizations, and 2,900 deaths. Staying healthy is a top priority for parents and children, and one of the best ways to avoid catching the flu is through regular hand washing.

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Project Date: January 2020

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