Traveler's Diarrhea Overview
Diarrhea occurs in a significant number of people who travel to foreign countries. Travelers to developing countries of the world become ill from eating or drinking food or water contaminated by infected human bowel waste.
Traveler's diarrhea can be defined as three or more unformed stools in a 24-hour period.
Who is at risk for traveler's diarrhea?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2015
Anthony L Buscaglia, DO
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