Prevenire la gastroenterite batterica

If you already have gastroenteritis, take safety precautions to avoid spreading the bacteria to others.

Wash your hands after using the toilet and before handling food. Don’t prepare food for other people until your symptoms improve. Avoid close contact with others during your illness. After your symptoms stop, try to wait at least 48 hours before returning to work.

You can also help prevent bacterial gastroenteritis infections by avoiding unpasteurized milk, raw meat, or raw shellfish. Use separate cutting boards and utensils for raw and cooked meats when preparing meals. Wash salads and vegetables thoroughly. Make sure to store food at either very hot or very cold temperatures if you’re storing them for more than a couple of hours.

Other preventative measures include:

- keeping your kitchen consistently clean
- washing your hands after using the toilet, before handling different foods, after touching animals, and before eating
- drinking bottled water while traveling abroad and getting recommended vaccines