Personal hygiene urged amid the peak season for diarrhea
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.