British Columbia Specific Information
Traveller's diarrhea is frequent, loose, or watery bowel movements resulting from eating or drinking contaminated foods or liquids. Traveller's diarrhea is the most frequent health concern affecting travellers to tropical countries. For more information on traveller's diarrhea, see HealthLinkBC File #41e Traveller's Diarrhea. For information on the vaccine used to prevent traveller's diarrhea, see HealthLinkBC File #41k Traveller's Diarrhea and Cholera Vaccine.
You may also call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; a registered dietitian Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; or a pharmacist from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.