What are germs? “Germs is a nonmedical term for any organism that can cause an infection,” says Dr. Delma Nieves. What kind of infections? Kids, especially in schools, can contract respiratory infections as well as skin infections, says Dr. Nieves. Parents, teachers and caregivers should make sure children are instructed on proper hygiene techniques, like handwashing, to prevent the spread of germs.
Proper handwashing and other tips to keep the germs away, will ensure that you have a happy and healthy cold and flu season.