The best defense against ascariasis is good hygiene and common sense. Follow these tips to avoid infection:

  • Practice good hygiene. Before handling food, always wash your hands with soap and water. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables thoroughly.
  • Use care when traveling. Use only bottled water, and avoid raw vegetables unless you can peel and wash them yourself. As a rule, eat only foods that are cooked and hot.
April 23, 2015