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Date of preparation: March 2018

What steps can be taken to prevent acute otitis media (AOM)?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following steps to prevent AOM: 12

  • Covering mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Hand hygiene
  • Smoke-free environment
  • Breastfeeding
  • Keeping up to date with vaccination schedules


  1. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings. Available at: [Last accessed June 2015].
  2. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Ear Infection. Available at: [Last accessed June 2015].


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