Are there different types of food-borne illness?
A wide variety of pathogens (disease-producing organisms) can be caught from food and drink. The most common food-borne illnesses experienced by travelers include: Traveler's diarrhea (a very common complaint), giardasis, typhoid fever, cholera, poisoning by toxins from molds, mushrooms, or pesticides and infectious hepatitis. Food allergies can also present a problem for travelers.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 23 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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