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Can stomach flu be prevented?

Using recommended sanitary precautions will help you to avoid stomach flu. Thoroughly wash your hands after you use the bathroom and before you eat, do not share personal items like towels and eating utensils, and avoid contact with those who may be infected. If you are travelling in other countries, take precautions to avoid contaminated water and food. When you are looking for a daycare for a child or a home for an elderly relative, pay special attention to their sanitation practices. You can get a vaccination for the rotavirus, which is the most common cause of the stomach flu.

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