Traveler’s Diarrhea and other Gastrointestinal Disorders

Traveller’s diarrhoea (TD), sometimes tourist diarrhoea or traveller’s dysentery,[1] is a stomach and intestinal infection, and the most common illness affecting travellers.[2] It is defined as three or more unformed stools passed by a traveller within a 24-hour period. It is commonly accompanied by abdominal cramps, nausea, and bloating.[3] The diagnosis does not imply causative organism, but enter toxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is the most common pathogen.[4] Bacteria are responsible for roughly 80% of cases; most of the rest are caused by viruses and protozoans. Although most travellers with TD recover within a few days with little or no treatment, symptoms can sometimes be severe enough to require medical intervention. In those who are immunocompromised or otherwise prone to serious infections, TD is a significant concern and occasionally even life-threatening.

With the burgeoning response and grand success of OMICS International's "5th Asia Pacific Global Summit and Expo on Vaccines & Vaccination" held on July 27-28, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia, OMICS International takes the pride of announcing the grand commencement of International Conference on Travel Medicine & Vaccines scheduled during August 01-02 in Seattle, USA.

List of Best International Conferences:

·         Travel Medicine and Vaccines Conference, May 9-11, 2016, SanFrancisco, USA

·         10th Euro Vaccines Conference June 16-18, 2016 Rome, Italy

·         7th Middle East Vaccines Conference, September 28-30, 2015 Dubai, UAE

·         12th American Vaccines Conference, Oct 20-22, 2016, Dubai, UAE

·         13th Vaccines Asia Pacific Conference, November 10-12, 2016 Melbourne, Australia

·         Africa Conference on Infectious Diseases, Emergency Risks and Travel Medicine, Nigeria

·         Infectious Diseases in the Adult Patient: A Primary Care Update, USA

·         The 15th Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Spain,

·         Asia Pacific Travel Health Conference, Nepal.


The most common causative agent isolated in countries surveyed has been enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC).Enteroaggregative E. coli is increasingly recognized.[3] Shigella spp. and Salmonella spp. are other common bacterial pathogens. Campylobacter, Yersinia, Aeromonas, and Plesiomonas spp. are less frequently found. Mechanisms of action vary: some bacteria release toxins which bind to the intestinal wall and cause diarrhea; others damage the intestines themselves by their direct presence.

  • Abrupt onset of diarrhoea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement
  • Explosive and painful gas
  • Loss of appetite
  • Others

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