Preventing cyclospora

The following hygiene measures will help reduce your risk of catchingcyclospora when travellingto affected areas:

  • wash your hands (with soap and water) after going to the toilet
  • wash hands before preparing or eating food
  • make sure food is steaminghot
  • avoid raw fruit and vegetables that haven't been washed in clean water
  • only drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks
  • beware of any product that you suspect may have been tampered with, including bottled water

For more general advice about avoiding food poisoning while on holiday, read food and waterabroad .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018