How Can Parasitic Infections be Prevented?

There are several ways you can protect yourself against parasitic infections:

  • Drink clean, bottled water when traveling
  • If you are pregnant, avoid cat litter and feces
  • Practice safe sex
  • Wash your hands, especially when coming into contact with contaminated food, water, and feces
  • Cook food to recommended temperatures and practice good hand hygiene
  • Avoid swallowing water in lakes, streams, or ponds