ON THE GROUND
Avoid Traveller’s Diarrhea
Sadly, booze doesn’t kill bacteria. Here’s how to avoid traveller’s diarrhea.
1. Three little words: “No ice, please.” Only consume ice that you know has gone through a water-purifying system.
2. Drink bottled water, and make sure you witness the cap being unsealed (the same goes for beer).
3. Stick to cooked foods and be wary of salads and raw vegetables that may have been washed in unclean water.
4. Don’t eat unpasteurized milk or cheese.
5. Eat just the fruit that you can peel yourself.
6. Iodine drops and chlorine tablets can be purchased at camping stores if you think you bottled water may not be available where you’re headed.
7. Dukoral is available from the pharmacist counter without a prescription. Consult your doctor first, and follow the directions carefully.