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Pactice good hygiene

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, rubbing hands together vigorously and scrubbing all surfaces:
  • Before preparing or eating food
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • Before and after tending to someone who is ill with diarrhea
  • After handling an animal or animal waste

  • At child care facilities

  • To reduce the risk of disease transmission, children with diarrhea should be excluded from child care settings until the diarrhea has stopped.

  • At recreational water venues (pools, interactive fountains, lakes, ocean)

  • Protect others by not swimming if you are experiencing diarrhea (this is essential for children in diapers). If diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis, do not swim for at least 2 weeks after diarrhea stops.
  • Shower before entering the water.
  • Wash children thoroughly (especially their bottoms) with soap and water after they use the toilet or 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 at the poolside.

  • Around animals

  • Minimize contact with the feces of all animals, particularly 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.
  • Wash hands after gardening, even if wearing gloves.

  • Immunocompromised persons

  • Avoid close contact with any person or animal that has cryptosporidiosis. Cryptosporidiosis can become a life threatening disease for immunocompromised persons.
  • Do not handle animal feces because infection can be life threatening for immunocompromised persons.

  • Avoid Water That Might Be Contaminated

    You may not be protected in a chlorinated recreational water venue (for example, swimming pool, water park, water play area, splash pad, spray pad) because Cryptosporidium is chlorine-resistant and can live for days in chlorine-treated water.

  • Do not swallow water while swimming in swimming pools, hot tubs, interactive fountains, lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, streams or the ocean.
  • Reduce contamination of treated recreational water venues by having pool operators install in-line secondary disinfection systems (for example, ultraviolet light, ozone) to inactive this chlorine-tolerant parasite.
  • Do not drink untreated water from lakes, rivers, springs, ponds, streams, or shallow wells.
  • Do not drink inadequately treated water or ice made from water during communitywide outbreaks caused by contaminated drinking water.
  • Do not use or drink inadequately treated water or use ice when traveling in countries where the water supply might be unsafe.
  • If the safety of drinking water is questionable (for example, outbreak, poor sanitation, lack of water treatment systems):
  • Drink bottled water
  • Disinfect it by heating the water to a rolling boil for 1 minute, or
  • 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 water will need additional treatment to kill or inactivate bacteria and viruses.

    For more information view the source:Center for Disease Control

    Recommended Test:Full GI Panel

    Recommended Product:Freedom Cleanse Restore Parasite Cleanse

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