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To prevent cysticercosis, the following precautions should be taken:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water after using the toilet, changing diapers, and before handling food
  • Teach children the importance of washing hands to prevent infection
  • Wash and peel all raw vegetables and fruits before eating
  • Use good food and water safety practices while traveling in developing countries such as:
    • Drink only bottled or boiled (1 minute) water or carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles
    • Filter unsafe water through an "absolute 1 micron or less" filter AND dissolve iodine tablets in the filtered water; "absolute 1 micron" filters can be found in camping and outdoor supply stores

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