What can I do to avoid getting travellers` diarrhoea?

  • Always drink bottled water or if it is unavailable boil water before drinking it. You need to boil water for a minimum of 10 minutes. If it will not be possible to boil water, you can purchase iodine tablets from a hiking equipment store or some pharmacies. Never drink tap water or use tap water to brush your teeth.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet and before eating.
  • Avoid ice in drinks as it may have been made with contaminated water.
  • Avoid eating salads as they may have been washed with contaminated water.
  • Choose fruit that can be peeled.
  • Avoid eating street food and try to select restaurants that appear clean.
  • Try to avoid eating lukewarm food.
  • Never eat raw seafood.
  • Always pack Diareze when you travel.

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