how can i prevent my kids having amoeba?

Odessa - posted on 04/30/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 1 yr old daughter have amoebiasis,how can i prevent this bacteria coming back to her system?


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To help prevent the spread of amoebiasis around the home :

* Wash hands thoroughly with soap and hot running water for at least 10 seconds after using the toilet or changing a baby's diaper, and before handling food.

* Clean bathrooms and toilets often; pay particular attention to toilet seats and taps.

* Avoid sharing towels or face washers.

To help prevent infection:

* Avoid raw vegetables when in endemic areas, as they may have been fertilized using human feces.

* Boil water or treat with iodine tablets.

* Avoid eating Street Foods especially in public places where others are sharing sauces in one container.

Good sanitary practice, as well as responsible sewage disposal or treatment, are necessary for the prevention of E.histolytica infection on an endemic level. E.histolytica cysts are usually resistant to chlorination, therefore sedimentation and filtration of water supplies are necessary to reduce the incidence of infection


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