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City of Lubbock issues disease warning

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The City of Lubbock Health Department has seen an increase in enteric diseases in Lubbock County during the past month. Symptoms may include diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps. Once a person is exposed, symptoms usually develop within 1-3 days, with a range of up to 7 days after exposure.

Enteric diseases are most commonly spread person-to-person through the unwashed hands of an infected person. This can happen by direct contact, or by contaminated food or drink. Although enteric diseases are easily spread, they can also be easily prevented. The key is GOOD HANDWASHING (before and after eating or handling food, after using the toilet, after infant diaper changes and frequently during the day), washing fruits and vegetables before eating them, and cooking meats thoroughly. Restrooms, diaper changing areas, and food preparation surfaces should be sanitized with bleach or antibacterial cleaner.

Persons who have symptoms (diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, nausea, and vomiting) should contact a physician immediately. Treatment with antibiotics will shorten the days of illness and also shorten the length of time an infected person sheds the bacteria and can infect others.

Persons with diarrheal illness should not attend work, school, or daycare until treated and released by their physician.

You can find further information about enteric diseases at: www.cdc.gov.

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