Health Tip: Help Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea
(HealthDay News) -- Travelers' diarrhea is a frequent menace for international travelers. The culprit may be bacteria, a virus or a parasite.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these suggestions to help reduce your risk of travelers' diarrhea:
- Don't eat or drink anything from a street vendor.
- Don't obtain food or drink from any facility that appears unclean.
- Don't eat any meat or seafood that is raw or appears undercooked.
- Don't eat any raw vegetables or fruit (i.e. oranges, bananas) unless you peel them yourself.
- Avoid tap water and ice.
- Avoid drinking or eating unpasteurized dairy products.
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