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  • Many people experience traveller’s diarrhoea.
  • Symptoms of traveller’s diarrhoea include abdominal pain, cramps and the need to urgently and frequently pass watery stools (faeces).
  • Generally, the cause is consumption of contaminated food or water. In some cases, the micro-organisms that trigger the illness are quite harmless.
  • It is usually a self-limiting condition that clears up after a few days.

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Reviewed on: 31-07-2013