Travellers’ diarrhoea is a common and uncomfortable problem for travellers which can upset your otherwise well planned holiday. It is caused by eating or drinking food or water that has been contaminated with bugs that cause diarrhoea. The illness usually lasts a couple of days and you know you have it when you have to rush to the toilet with watery diarrhoea.

Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap before eating or handling food and after using the toilet. It is advisable to pack a contingency plan to help you deal with unexpected travel bugs.

Facts About Travellers' Diarrhoea


  • Travellers’ diarrhoea
  • Plan to avoid travellers’ diarrhoea
  • Special precautions
  • Purifying your water while you travel
  • Techniques
  • Oral re-hydration solutions
  • When to consult a doctor
  • Checklist for treating diarrhoea while you are travelling


Facts About Travellers’ Diarrhoea is an A4 size pdf file.

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