A Probiotic To Prevent Traveller’s Diarrhoea


Many people travelling abroad take a probiotic with them in order to prevent traveller’s diarrhoea. When people travel abroad, especially to developing countries, the risk of becoming ill increases because many places outside of Europe do not have the investment and regulation for water supply, refuse disposal and sewerage that we take for granted.

Traveller’s diarrhoea, as the name suggests, is a medical condition which results in diarrhoea whilst travelling. It is often caused by contaminated or tainted water, poor hygiene by food handlers, contaminated food by insects and other factors.

The bacteria responsible for causing traveller’s diarrhoea include Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella and various strains of E. coli. Read More…