Travelers' diarrhea is the most common travel-related infection. It may be caused by many different organisms, including bacteria. In addition to diarrhea, symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever, sweats, chills, headache, and malaise. The chief complication is dehydration, which may become severe, especially in warmer climes. Traveler's diarrhea affects individuals around 273,928 per year in Switzerland. The most important treatment is to maintain hydration
Drink lots of fluids. This is especially important for children, people with existing health problems and the elderly. In moderate to severe cases, use oral rehydration solutions. Remember to always use safe water (boiled, disinfected or from a commercially sealed bottle) to drink or to mix your oral hydration solutions. All individuals traveling to a high-risk area are encouraged to carry antibiotics for self-treatment of TD. To date, 3 antibiotics have been found to be effective for shortening the duration of TD, these drugs include fluoroquinolone (ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin), rifaximin (Xifaxan, Salix), and azithromycin.