Yes, it does! Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water should be enough to keep the influenza virus from spreading. If you can't, then an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content should do the trick.
Here's how you should wash your hands:
- Wet your hands thoroughly with clean running water.
- Get some soap and work up a generous lather by rubbing your hands together. Make sure the lather reaches under your nails, between your fingers and the back of your hands. Do this for about 20 seconds.
- Rinse using clean, running water, then dry using a towel or a napkin.
For further information, Corporate Care recommends visiting Hand Hygiene Australia