Preventing stomach flu
“Following good general hygiene may help prevent your exposure to the causes of a stomach bug. However, as stomach flu is extremely contagious and spread through personal contact, it can prove difficult to avoid being exposed to a stomach bug,” says Dr Edinburg.
He adds that as stomach flu is generally spread by faeco-oral route, parents should take great care when changing nappies. “Hand-washing for the entire family should be a priority after using the toilet, changing nappies and cleaning up diarrhoea or vomit.”