TD is typically contracted by consuming contaminated food or water. It can also be spread through person-to- person contact due to poor hygiene. The best way to prevent TD is by avoiding foods that can make you sick and
drinking bottled water. Remember the saying “boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it”. Wash your hands frequently and avoid consuming water from swimming pools.
Dukoral is an oral vaccine to help prevent TD available without a prescription. Note that it must be started at least 2 weeks prior to departure. Mild diarrhea can be treated with Imodium and electrolyte replacements.
Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to take with you to treat TD, if severe.
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