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  • Traveller’s diarrhoea and other food-related illnesses are common while travelling.
  • To keep yourself well while you are away, practise good personal hygiene and make informed choices about food and drink.
  • If you do get sick, don’t panic. Most cases of traveller’s diarrhoea will clear up in a few days. But there are instances where you may need medical help.
  • Don’t forget to check which vaccinations you need at least six to eight weeks before you leave.

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2018