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Diarrhea outbreak in Yap

COLONIA (Yap State Government) — The Department of Health Services is informing the public that its syndromic surveillance system shows that Yap has exceeded the threshold for diarrhea cases.

Diarrhea can be caused by parasites such as amoeba or giardia, bacteria in food poisoning or contamination of water by viruses spread through unsanitary conditions.

Frequent and proper hand-washing is the best way to reduce the chance of spreading infections. Most of these infections are transmitted primarily through the fecal-oral route, either by consumption of feces-contaminated food or water, or by direct person-to-person spread.

For more information, contact the Department of Health Services at 691-350-2110.