In 2009 we saw the global hysteria that can take hold after an uncontrolled influenza outbreak. The disease caused by the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, infected hundreds of millions of people around the world. In the United States, recent estimates show that the virus may have infected up to 90 million people and claimed around 12,500 lives.
Over-using hand sanitizers has been linked with the emergences of antibiotic resistant "super bugs". So, to be safe, always wash your hands with soap and water often and only use hand-santizer as a compliment to them.
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