Another CISTM session was on Traveller’s diarrhoea the most common problem of travellers. The bacterial causes of diarrhoea are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics so harder to treat. In addition recent studies have shown that travellers who take antibiotics to treat traveller’s diarrhoea are more likely to carry resistant bacteria in their bowel after they return home. So we should perhaps reserve antibiotics for diarrhoea for severe cases only.
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