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Can traveler's diarrhea be contagious?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Not usually
Traveler's diarrhea occurs when you accidentally eat or drink food contaminated with germs.
To prevent it eat cooked food served hot, drink bottled water and avoid fresh produce, buffet meals, dipping sauces, and ice in your drinks. Of course you will want to wash your hands before you eat and after toileting. If two people on the same trip get sick, usually they have eaten the same food.

In brief: Not usually
Traveler's diarrhea occurs when you accidentally eat or drink food contaminated with germs.
To prevent it eat cooked food served hot, drink bottled water and avoid fresh produce, buffet meals, dipping sauces, and ice in your drinks. Of course you will want to wash your hands before you eat and after toileting. If two people on the same trip get sick, usually they have eaten the same food.
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