Traveller’s Diarrhea (Nausea, Vomiting & Diarrhea)
The CDC estimates up to 80% of cases of travelers' diarrhea are caused by bacteria. The most common bacterium that causes travelers'diarrhea is enterotoxigenic E. coli, one of six classes of enterovirulent E. coli.
IS TRAVELER’S DIARRHEA CONTAGIOUS FROM PERSON TO PERSON?
Yes, no matter what the pathogenic cause (bacterial, viral or parasitic, see above)traveler's diarrhea is contagious. The vast majority of individuals obtain the pathogens by orally ingesting them. Common routs that lead to oral ingestion are by eating food or drinking water and dirty hands contaminated with the pathogens.
CONSULT A DOCTOR FOPR ANY SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF TRAVELER'S DIARRHEA?
The typical symptoms of traveler's diarrhea include: Abrupt onset of diarrhea, Fever, Nausea and vomiting, Bloating , Urgent need to have a bowel movement, Malaise (weakness or discomfort, Explosive and painful gas, Cramps, Loss of appetite.