WHAT IS IT ?
Traveler’s Diarrhea is an intestinal infection caused by the E.Coli bacteria. It is a very most common illness in travellers.
The severity of Traveler’s Diarrhea can vary from person to person.
WHERE IS IT FOUND ?
There is risk for Traveler’s Diarrhea in all parts of the world except North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
HOW TO PREVENT IT ?
Vaccination is available to prevent Traveler’s Diarrhea.
Precautions with the consumption of food and drinks should be taken.
See our Food and Water Safety page for more information.
Antibiotics, Probiotics and antidiarrhea medications can reducs the severity and length of Traveler’s Diarrhea infection to varying degrees.
Traveler’s Diarrhea (ETEC) Vaccine in Toronto
The most common infection affecting travelers is ETEC.
Traveler’s Diarrhea is a bacterial infection caused by Enterotoxigenic E.Coli, (ETEC).
Traveler’s Diarrhea is spread by consumption of contaminated food and water.
Traveler’s Diarrhea is common in most areas of the world. See the map below for a better idea of the distribution of Traveler’s Diarrhea.
The symptoms include abdominal pains, loose stools, nausea and fever.
There are various measures that can be employed to deal with the problem of Traveler’s Diarrhea. After taking appropriate food and water precautions, the most elegant and useful approach to prevent Traveler’s Diarrhea is the use of the oral vaccine; Dukoral.
Around the world, ETEC is the most frequent cause of diarrhea in a traveler, but there can be other causes which may require different approaches for prevention and treatment. During your consultation we will discuss these in further detail.
To get your Diarrhea vaccine call the GTA Travel Clinic and Vaccination Centre at 905 303 1900. We cover the Toronto, Richmond Hill and Woodbridge areas for Hepatitis A Vaccine
Please note: The information in this document is provided for general information purposes only. Nothing takes the place of speaking with a travel doctor. This information and your receipt thereof is not intended to be, nor shall be deemed to be, informed consent by you to any medical care or treatment whatsoever. Please consult our doctors at the GTA Travel Clinic and Vaccination Centre for a proper medical assessment.
Note that the vaccine is not a benefit of O.H.I.P. for adults.
If you have private health insurance through work or school you may be covered for vaccines. With your payment we will provide you with an invoice (with the unique Drug Identification Number for each vaccine) so you can claim your expenses back from your insurance company.
Insurance companies will require Drug Identification Numbers for each vaccine in order to reimburse you.
Click here to find the names and phone numbers of major Insurance Companies.