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Tips to avoid spread

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often
  • Anyone with diarrhea or loose stools should not be in child-care facilities until it is resolved.
  • Do not swim for two weeks after diarrhea has stopped.
  • Wash yourself and your child thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.
  • Take children on bathroom breaks or check diapers often when swimming, and do not change diapers poolside.
  • Do not swallow water when swimming.
  • Cook meat to at least 160 degrees F and use a thermometer.
  • Avoid raw milk, dairy products and juices.
  • Prevent cross contamination in food preparation areas by thoroughly washing anything that touched raw meat.

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