Prevention

Prevention

1. Drink and use;

· Bottled water with unbroken seals and canned/bottled carbonated beverages are safe to drink and use.

· Safe water to brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, and to make ice.

· Clean food preparation areas and kitchenware with soap and safe water and let dry completely before reuse.

2. Wash your hands often with soap and safe water;

· Before you eat or prepare food

· Before feeding your children

· After using the latrine or toilet

· After cleaning your child’s bottom

· After taking care of someone ill with diarrhea

3. Use latrines or bury your feces;

· Do not defecate in any body of water

· Use latrines or other sanitation systems, like chemical toilets to dispose of feces

· Wash hands with soap and safe water after defecating

· Clean latrines and surfaces contaminated with feces using a solution of 1 part household bleach to 9 parts water.

4. Cook food well (especially seafood), keep it covered, eat it hot, and peel fruits and vegetables

· Boil it, Cook it, Peel it, or Leave it.

· Be sure to cook shellfish (like crabs and crayfish) until they are very hot all the way through.

*Avoid raw foods other than fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself.

5. Clean up safely

· Clean the kitchen in places where the family bathes and washes clothes

· Wash yourself, your children, diapers, and clothes, at least 30 meters away from drinking water sources.

6. Consider getting vaccinated before you travel