Pre­vent­ing stom­ach flu

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“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.”

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