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Effective measures for the primary prevention of HUS include sufficient cooking of all meat and adequate preparation of milk or related products.

Primary Prevention

Effective strategies for primary prevention of HUS:[1][2]

  • Sufficiently cook raw beef to avoid transmitting infection
  • Change diapers using the strictest hygiene
  • Adequately prepare milk or related products
  • Encourage cattle vaccination to avoid contamination of feces and cattle hide with HUS-causing strains of STEC
  • Wash hands sufficiently after handling raw meat


  1. Silviu Grisaru (2014). "Management of hemolytic-uremic syndrome in children". International journal of nephrology and renovascular disease. 7: 231–239. doi:10.2147/IJNRD.S41837. PMID 24966691.
  2. Louise Matthews, Richard Reeve, David L. Gally, J. Chris Low, Mark E. J. Woolhouse, Sean P. McAteer, Mary E. Locking, Margo E. Chase-Topping, Daniel T. Haydon, Lesley J. Allison, Mary F. Hanson, George J. Gunn & Stuart W. J. Reid (2013). "Predicting the public health benefit of vaccinating cattle against Escherichia coli O157". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110 (40): 16265–16270. doi:10.1073/pnas.1304978110. PMID 24043803. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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