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Enterotoxigenic E. Coli Infection


  • Persons with kidney disease should consult a physician before taking medications with large amounts of salicylate. Vaccines for ETEC are being developed, but none are currently available.[cdc.gov]
  • Bismuth subsalicylate preparations (1 oz of liquid or two 262.5-mg tablets taken four times daily) can reduce the risk of becoming infected with ETEC and other common bacteria that cause diarrhea.[cdc.gov]


  • Handwashing with soap and water also can prevent contamination of food and beverages with ETEC and prevent transmission from person to person as well.[cdc.gov]

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