Do I need a vaccine for Traveller’s Diarrhea?
The risk of contracting Traveller’s Diarrhea occurs worldwide, but is higher risk for travellers to Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. A vaccine for Traveller’s Diarrhea may be recommended for you based on your health status, your travel plans and your risk of coming into contact with contaminated food or water, or areas of poor sanitation.
About Traveller’s Diarrhea
Traveller’s diarrhea is a very common illness affecting travellers worldwide. It is caused by a variety of bacteria including E.Coli and Salmonella and viruses such as the norovirus and rotovirus. Traveller’s diarrhea is caused by exposure to contaminated food or water, or can spread person-to-person. Symptoms include fever, nausea / vomiting, abdominal cramping and loose, watery stools. People with Traveller’s diarrhea can get easily dehydrated, so drinking lots of fluids and taking rehydration salts is advised. Taking a vaccine for Traveller’s diarrhea can help prevent the onset of the illness.
Seek medical attention if your symptoms are severe.
Vaccine name: Dukoral
- Dukoral Product Monograph (PDF Download)
- Product monographs are available on this website for information only and are Canada-specific, as provided by the vaccine manufacturers. Please consult a health professional for more information.