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Health Tip: Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea
(HealthDay News) -- A vacation or business trip to a developing country can lead to a nasty case of travelers' diarrhea -- if you're not careful.
The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
offers this advice on what to avoid during travel to developing nations:
Drinking tap water.
Using tap water to make ice, prepare foods or drinks or brush your teeth.
Drinking juice or milk products that have not been pasteurized -- heated to kill harmful microbes, viruses, bacteria and parasites.
Eating food from street vendors.
Eating meat, fish or shellfish that is raw, undercooked or not served hot.
Eating raw vegetables and most raw fruits.