Fri Aug 9, 2002
(HealthScoutNews) -- In June, the World Health Organization announced an outbreak of dengue fever in El Salvador. That's but one of a host of food and waterborne pests that international travelers should try to avoid.
Traveler's diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that can affect the food or water supply -- virtually worldwide. Infections may cause diarrhea and vomiting (E. coli, Salmonella, cholera, and parasites), fever (typhoid and toxoplasmosis), or liver damage (hepatitis).