Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Epidemiology & Risk Factors
Prevention & Control
Resouces for Health Professionals


Pactice good hygiene
Wash hands with soap and clean, running water for at least 20 seconds; rub your hands together to make a lather and be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage
Help young children and other people you are caring for with handwashing as needed
At child care facilities
To reduce the risk of spreading the disease, children with diarrhea should be removed from child care settings until the diarrhea has stopped
At recreational water venues (for example, pools, beaches, fountains)
Protect others by not swimming if you have diarrhea (this is most important for children in diapers)
Shower before entering the water
Wash children thoroughly (especially their bottoms) with soap and water after they use the bathroom or after their diapers are changed and before they enter the water
Take children on frequent bathroom breaks and check their diapers often
Change diapers in the bathroom, not by the water
Around animals
Minimize contact with the feces of all animals, especially young animals
When cleaning up animal feces, wear disposable gloves and always wash hands when finished
Wash hands after any contact with animals or their living areas
Thoroughly washing your hands after gardening can help prevent exposure to parasitic diseases.
Wash hands after gardening, even if wearing gloves

Avoid water (drinking and recreational) that may be contaminated
Do not swallow water while swimming in pools, hot tubs, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, streams or the ocean
Do not drink untreated water from lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, streams, or shallow wells
Do not drink poorly treated water or ice made from water during community outbreaks caused by contaminated drinking water
Do not use or drink poorly treated water or use ice when traveling in countries where the water supply might be unsafe
If the safety of drinking water is in doubt (for example, during or after an outbreak, in a place with poor sanitation or lack of water treatment systems), do one of the following:
Drink bottled water
Disinfect tap water by heating it to a rolling boil for 1 minute
Use a filter that has been tested and rated by National Safety Foundation (NSF) Standard 53 or NSF Standard 58 for cyst and oocyst reduction; filtered tap water will need additional treatment to kill or weaken bacteria and viruses

Avoid eating food that may be contaminated
Use safe, uncontaminated water to wash all food that is to be eaten raw
After washing vegetables and fruit in safe, uncontaminated water, peel them if you plan to eat them raw
Avoid eating raw or uncooked foods when traveling in countries with poor food and water treatment

Prevent contact and contamination with feces during sex
Use a barrier during oral-anal sex
Wash hands right after handling a condom used during anal sex and after touching the anus or rectal area

For more information view the source: Center for Disease Control

Recommended Test: Full GI Panel

Recommended Product: Freedom Cleanse Restore Parasite Cleanse