Food & Water Precautions

  • Boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it
  • Use purified water for brushing your teeth as well as drinking
  • Safe water to drink is boiled, purified, or bottled
  • Reliable purification systems include both a filter (for killing parasites) and a chemical (for killing viruses & bacteria) such as chlorine dioxide.
  • Drink carbonated drinks, hot tea or coffee
  • Avoid ice in your drinks
  • Be cautious of unpasteurized dairy, ice cream, street vendors, buffet food, raw vegetables such as salads, large reef fish (grouper, snapper, barracuda) even if cooked.