What is traveler’s diarrhea?

This diarrhea is caused by a bad critter called Enterotoxigenic E. coli.

How do you acquire the bacteria?

If you drink water or food contaminated with feces from someone that had the pathogen.

Where does it attack?

It goes directly to the small intestine and will associate with the epithelial cells in which it will liberate two types of toxins to enter the cell and once inside it will make the cell expel its fluids. The symptoms start a few hours after exposure and last a few days.


  • Watery diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

There are not many medicines to relief this but to drink a lot of water, since you small intestine cells are releasing them!!!

Be careful always in where the food and water you drink comes from, remember this will affect your quality time and health after all.