Traveler’s diarrhea may be caused by any of several bacteria, viruses, or, less commonly, parasites. However, E. coli is common in the water supplies of areas that lack adequate purification. Infection is common among people traveling to developing countries. In Belgium, based on older studies it was concluded that most Traveler’s diarrhea patients were men (70-90%), with most predictable travel-related illness.
For mild cases, you may use the nonprescription medications bismuth subsalicylate and loperamide. The use of an antibiotics can reduce the duration of illness from days to hours. For moderate to severe diarrhea. TD continues to be a worldwide disease that affects millions of tourists. Constant developments in prevention and discovery of new pathogens responsible for TD continually change our understanding of the disease. Antibacterial agents are remarkably effective for TD therapy.