While it has long been understood that precautions must be taken when travelling to avoid whenever possible exposure to food or water that may be carrying pathogens, ongoing research is demonstrating that improving the state of one’s digestive health and overall wellness with clinically-proven probiotics before travelling is effective at reducing the incidence and severity of Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD).
Risk Areas for Travellers Diarrhea
Traveler's diarrhea typically affects 40 - 60% of people from industrialized nations who visit developing countries:
- High-risk destinations include most of the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The risk varies widely, however.
- Intermediate-risk destinations include most Southern European countries and a few Caribbean islands.
- Low-risk destinations include Canada, Northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and some Caribbean islands.