How can hemolytic uremic syndrome be prevented?

How can hemolytic uremic syndrome be prevented?

Following this list of simple tasks may help prevent hemolytic uremic syndrome due to E. coli O157:H7 :

  • Avoid unclean swimming areas.
  • Avoid unpasteurized milk, juice, and cider.
  • Clean kitchen utensils and food surfaces often.
  • Cook meat to an internal temperature of at least 160°F/70°C.
  • Defrost meat in the microwave or refrigerator.
  • Keep children out of pools if they have had diarrhea.
  • Separate raw foods from cooked items.
  • Wash hands before eating.
  • Wash hands after using the restroom and after changing diapers.
  • Wash hands after petting farm animals.