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Can dysentery be prevented?

Dysentery can be prevented by limiting exposure to the bacteria that often cause the disease. The best way to limit exposure is to drink, bathe, and swim in only clean, uninfected water. Using good hygiene can also help prevent dysentery. People with dysentery should wash their hands well with soap, particularly after using the bathroom, to prevent the spread of infection.

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