Traveler's diarrhea is a gastrointestinal illness that affects people traveling to different places.
Signs and symptoms of traveler's diarrhea can range from mild to severe. Symptoms and signs include the
- abrupt onset of passage of three or more loose stools a day,
- an urgent need to defecate,
- abdominal cramps,
- nausea, and
Causes of traveler's diarrhea
Eating food contaminated with bacteria or, less commonly, with parasites or viruses causes traveler's diarrhea. Some of the known agents that can cause the condition include E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, norovirus, and rotavirus. Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium are examples of parasitic infections that can cause traveler's diarrhea.
Other traveler's diarrhea symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Cramps
- Abrupt Onset of Passage of Three or More Loose Stools a Day
- Urgent Need to Defecate
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