Germs notoriously do not discriminate. They hitch rides any way they can. And they can make a home quickly on virtually any surface, any piece of equipment. We must be aware of this always, being diligent in our approaches to combat them to prevent the spread of infection.
Hand washing and hand sanitizing are among the easiest behaviors to employ in an effort to avoid being affected by and spreading germs that can cause disease. On inanimate surfaces,