Epidemiology

Travelers' diarrhea occurs most frequently in areas with the most inadequate sanitation and water supply (Steffen and Sack, 2003). This is reflected in the diarrhea rates of children living in these areas; if children are frequently infected, then travelers will be also.

The most adventurous travelers are most likely to develop disease, particularly because they frequently like to sample exotic dishes and live in more primitive conditions.

Contaminated food and water are the sources of the agents that result in travelers' diarrhea. Any drinking water that has not been treated (safely bottled, heated, filtered, or chlorinated) is a potential source of diarrheal pathogens. Because freezing does not kill bacteria, ice made from untreated water is particularly hazardous. Foods that have been handled and perhaps rinsed in unclean water are the most dangerous. This includes fresh vegetable salads,such as lettuce and tomatoes. Any food that has been adequately cooked is safe. Milk products that have not been pasteurized are also hazardous.

The season of the year may also be important in determining when the highest incidence of diarrheal illness will occur. When the weather is warm, bacteria will grow well in food products and, therefore, the risk of ingesting them is increased.

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