Per­sonal hy­giene urged amid the peak sea­son for di­ar­rhea

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) is urg­ing the public to pay at­ten­tion to per­sonal hy­giene, as more di­ar­rhea cases could be re­ported this sum­mer.

Dur­ing the last four weeks, the num­ber of peo­ple seek­ing treat­ment for gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders was 590,986, the CDC said in a state­ment posted on its web site on Satur­day.

The fig­ure was higher than that recorded dur­ing the same pe­riod of last year, when 563,574 cases were re­ported, ac­cord­ing to the agency.

The CDC warned es­pe­cially against in­fec­tious di­ar­rhea, most likely caused by norovirus, sal­mo­nella and vib­rio para­haemolyti­cus.

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