- Always wash hands after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food or drink. You may also clean your hands with a 60% alcohol based product.
- Avoid drinking from unknown sources, such as streams and outdoor wells, without boiling the water first.
- Use only clean utensils for eating or handling foods, especially when handling eggs and poultry.
- Cook food completely and properly.
- Store food appropriately in coolers.
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