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The National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) provides recommendations to prevent acute diarrheal diseases, also known as ADD, after reporting 277,218 episodes of this disease.

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CDC Peru explained that EDAs are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria or parasites, which, for the most part, are transmitted by water or food with fecal contamination. Likewise, the entity specified that infection by acute diarrheal diseases is more common when there is a shortage of clean water for drinking, cooking or washing.

In this context, the most frequent symptoms that occur due to this disease are: abdominal pain, fever, nausea, general malaise and decreased stool consistency.

Among the departments with the highest cumulative incidence of ADD, are the regions of Loreto, Ucayali, Amazonas, Pasco, Huancavelica, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Callao, Madre de Dios, Huánuco, Piura and Apurímac (greater than 8.5 episodes for each 1000 inhabitants).
As data, the CDC Peru added that this disease is the second cause of mortality in the world in children under 5 years of age, especially in areas of poverty or low resources.
In this sense, the CDC offers five recommendations to prevent acute diarrheal diseases:
1. Wash your hands continuously, especially before eating and after going to the bathroom.
2. Eat well-cooked food in trusted places.
3. Drink boiled (chlorinated) water.
4. Maintain cleanliness in the food preparation area.