WHO - Water Diseases
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WHO - Water Diseases 

The World Health Organization (WHO) claims waterborne gastrointestinal infections cause eighty percent of all disease worldwide, and kill more than 50,000 people every day, over 5,000 from diarrhea and cholera. As a traveler, if you believe you are the exception, you are not.

The WHO attributes 80% of all travel diseases to contaminated drinking water. Don’t let contaminated drinking water spoil your vacation (or worse). Avoid unfiltered tap water and ice cubes anytime the water quality is uncertain – even bottled water can be questionable, when available. According to WHO, almost half of all travelers suffer from some form of traveler's diarrhea (TD) while en-route. Of those afflicted, 90% of the cases are preventable if basic precautions are taken.

Having been raised, traveled and worked in the tropics, I learned Prevention, namely proper attention to sanitation, is the first line of defense.

What preventive measures are effective for Traveler's Diarrhea?

Travelers can minimize their risk for Traveler's Diarrhea by practicing the following effective preventive measures:

  • Avoid eating foods or drinking beverages purchased from street vendors or other establishments where unhygienic conditions are present
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat and seafood
  • Avoid eating raw fruits (e.g., oranges, bananas, avocados) and vegetables unless the traveler peels them.
If handled properly, well-cooked and packaged foods usually are safe, but tap water, ice, unpasteurized milk, and dairy products are associated with increased risk for Traveler's Diarrhea.

Rules of thumb for safe food and water

"Boil it, Cook it, Peel it or Forget it"

The 4 P's - "Peelable, Packaged, Purified or Piping hot"

Travel Preparation

Good health while traveling starts with travel preparation. We at BuyActivatedCharcoal do not travel anywhere without a supply of activated charcoal for internal use both as a preventive and as a treatment for Traveler's Diarrhea and other Gastro-Intestinal problems. We have not found another single product that works so effectively as activated charcoal for the treatment of traveler's diarrhea and more and more savvy travelers, vacationers, explorers, missionaries, and foreign development workers are making sure it is one of the first things they pack. Along with activated charcoal for internal use be sure you have the right water purification product for safe drinking water.

The chart below shows the most common germs associated with Traveler's Diarrhea 

 Bacteria  Viruses Protozoa 

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Shigella species
Campylobacter jejuni
Salmonella (non-typhoid) species
Yersinia species
Vibrio (non-cholera) species
Aeromonas species
Plesomonas shigelloides

Rotavirus
Norwalk virus
Enteroviruse

Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia duodenalis
Cryptosporidium parvum
Cyclospora cayetanensis


More Information 

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