Can I prevent ascariasis?
Take steps to prevent ascariasis:
- Don’t touch soil that might be contaminated with human feces, including feces used to fertilize crops.
- Wash hands with soap and water before preparing food.
- Teach children to wash hands frequently.
- Wash, peel and/or cook any raw vegetables and fruits, especially if they grew in manure-fertilized soil.
- Don’t defecate outdoors except in latrines that have proper sewage disposal.