PreventionBy Mayo Clinic Staff
The best defense against ascariasis is good hygiene and common sense. Follow these tips to avoid infection:
April 23, 2015
- 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.
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