Washing one's hands, a form ofhygiene, is the most effective overall way to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
Astronaut taking a hot bath in the crew quarters of the Orbital Workshop (OWS) of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit. In deploying the shower facility the shower curtain is pulled up from the floor and attached to the ceiling. The water comes through a push-button shower head attached to a flexible hose. Water is drawn off by a vacuum system.
Hygiene refers to the set of practices associated with the preservation of health and healthy living.