Health Questions and Answers

Question: How can traveler’s diarrhea be prevented?

Answer:

Travelers should carefully select, handle and prepare food and dairy products. Everything should be washed thoroughly and freshly cooked. Commercially bottled water, carbonated beverages, and beer are safe-but ice is not!

Reference:  Lichetenstein GR, Wu GD (eds): The Requisites in Gastroenterology: Vol 2: Small and Large Intestines. St. Louis, Mosby, 2003

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