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Can gastroenteritis be prevented?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention

Gastroenteritis is caused by viruses usually.
The key to preventing transmission is proper hand washing between contacts. Also, proper food storage techniques can prevent formation of certain bacteria which can cause it.

In brief: Prevention

Gastroenteritis is caused by viruses usually.
The key to preventing transmission is proper hand washing between contacts. Also, proper food storage techniques can prevent formation of certain bacteria which can cause it.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid Stomach Flu

> Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may be

In brief: Avoid Stomach Flu

> Wash your hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Wash wi warm water & soap for 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer doesn't kill Norovirus. Use paper towel to turn off faucet & open door when exiting a public restroom. Antiseptic wipes can be used on doorknobs, keyboards & other surfaces if diluted bleach is not available. Wash dishes in dishwasher (vice hand-washing). Clean clothes which may be
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