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Diarrhea is defined as having at least three loose or watery bowel movements within a 24-hour period. Diarrhea can be a symptom of an underlying condition such as gastroenteritis or food poisoning, or a side effect of a medication.


Traveler's Diarrhea

Traveler's diarrhea, also known as turista , is an illness that most commonly affects people from industrialized nations who travel to areas with poor hygiene standards. It is transmitted through contaminated food or water and exceptionally through direct person-to-person contact. The risk of developing the illness depends on several factors including the destination, the duration of stay and type of travel, the season and the travelers themselves. Most episodes are not severe and resolve on their own within 1 to 5 days.
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