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Is diarrhea that is caused by infections contagious?

Diarrhea caused by bacterial, viral or parasitic infections may be very contagious. The best way to prevent the spread of infectious diarrhea is by practicing thorough hand hygiene.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Traveler's diarrhea


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