Eat with care if traveling to a
country with an increased risk of traveler's diarrhea. According to the CDC, travelers'
diarrhea is the most predictable travel-related illness. Here are some tips to try to
Eat foods that are steaming hot and well-cooked. These are usually the safest.
Don't eat foods from street
vendors, no matter how tasty they look.
Don't eat or drink
unpasteurized dairy products or raw or uncooked seafood.
Peel fruits yourself.
Drink commercially bottled water or carbonated beverages.
Don't use ice.
Use bottled water when brushing your teeth.
If you are traveling to a country
with a risk of malaria, get a prescription for preventive medicine for this disease from
your healthcare provider. The medicine needs to be taken before you go on your trip,
during your travels, and for a certain number of days after you return, depending on the
type of medicine prescribed.
Don't swim and any water activities
in freshwater lakes and streams as you may be exposed to certain diseases. If you are
traveling to a country with an increased risk of disease transmitted by mosquitoes, such
as malaria or yellow fever, be sure to protect yourself with insect repellents, special
clothing, and bed nets.