Prevention and self-treatment of traveler's diarrhea.

  title={Prevention and self-treatment of traveler's diarrhea.},
  author={David J Diemert},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={19 3},
  • David J Diemert
  • Published 2006 in Clinical microbiology reviews
Of the millions who travel from the industrialized world to developing countries every year, between 20% and 50% will develop at least one episode of diarrhea, making it the most common medical ailment afflicting travelers. Although usually a mild illness, traveler's diarrhea can result in significant morbidity and hardship overseas. Precautions can be taken to minimize the risk of developing traveler's diarrhea, either through avoidance of potentially contaminated food or drink or through… CONTINUE READING

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