Protect Yourself From Ecoli Infection

June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 7:51 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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June 12, 2012 Updated Jun 12, 2012 at 7:51 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Is a new strain of the Ecoli virus spreading across the United States? Dr. Raul Vazuquez talks about that with Patrick Taney and Ginger Geoffery on "Eyewitness News This Morning."

Here are some tips from Dr. V on how to avoid contamination:

To best protect yourself against E. coli infections (including STEC O145)

1. Know your risk of food poisoning.
2. Practice proper hygiene, especially good hand washing
3. Cook meats thoroughly
4. Avoid consuming raw milk
5. Avoid swallowing water when swimming
6. Prevent cross-contamination

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