How To Avoid Food - And Waterborne Diseases

However adventurous you are at sampling that delicious local cuisine, you’ll always need to pay close attention to everything you eat or drink while you’re away, especially in areas of poor sanitation.

By all means, don’t let us put you off your dinner! All we’re asking is that you try to be aware of all the the potential risks of contaminated food before you tuck in. You could be exposing yourself to some pretty scary things, even by something as safe-looking as a couple of ice-cubes in your mid-afternoon cocktail…

Travellers’ diarrhoea, E. coli, Shigella, Salmonella, Giardia, Entamoebahystolytica, Campylobacter Cryptosporidia, Cyclospora and even Cholera could all be lurking in your elevenses if you’re not careful!

Because of this, we’ve come up with a handy list of Dos and Don’ts for safe food and liquid consumption while you’re on holiday. We advise that while you’re staying in areas where its tricky to ensure good levels of cleanliness, you should always follow these precautions to make sure that you stay guarded against common and some less than common infections, too.