also known as Amebic Dysentery
TRANSMISSION AND LOCATION
You get this disease by consuming contaminated foods or drinks. The disease can be transmitted by being in unsanitary conditions and fecal oral routes. But not always is this disease contagious.
High-risk areas for traveler's diarrhea include developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
- Let your stomach rest. Do not eat for several hours or until you are feeling better.
- Begin eating a simple diet of bland foods, such as crackers, rice, bread, potatoes, or bananas, which usually will help slow diarrhea. After your diarrhea is gone, you may eat a regular diet again.
- Take frequent, small sips of bottled or boiled water or a re-hydration drink and small bites of salty crackers.
To help reduce your chances of getting amebic dysentery, take the following steps when traveling to a country:
- Drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled for at least one minute
- Do not eat fresh fruit or vegetables that you do not peel yourself
- Do not eat or drink unpasteurized milk, cheese, or dairy products
- Do not eat or drink anything sold by street vendors