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Wash

Gains equal losses.

Wash

A situation in which the profit on one activity or investment equals the loss on another. When an investment is a wash, it is said to break even.
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By April 8, 2013, more than 1199 healthcare facilities in 22 countries in the Middle East region have already joined the International Initiative for the purpose of promoting the practice of hand washing as an essential hygienic factor which prevents infectious diseases in patients, health workers, visitors to hospitals and HCs as failure to wash hands increases the chances germs entering into the human body and thus more susceptibility to disease.
The right answer got them a bar of soap, after getting which they promised to wash hands before handling food.
We have heard the admonition to wash hands, wash hands and wash them again.
Sheila said: "The hospital is in a very poor condition and not having enough sinks to wash hands is disgraceful.
Nine out of 10 people don't store raw meat properly and two thirds don't wash hands after handling meat and fish.
In a bid to cut down on the number of incidents, the trust is urging people to wash hands thoroughly before preparing food and after going to the toilet and handling pets, store uncooked food separately from cooked food and keep the coldest part of the fridge below 5C (41F).
Wash hands with either a nonantimicrobial soap and water or an antimicrobial soap and water when handling an item that is visibly dirty, contaminated with proteinaceous material, or visibly soiled with blood or other body fluids.