It’s common for digestive issues to begin while travelling abroad or after a case of food poisoning while eating out. This can be a short spell of diarrhoea with cramping, nausea and fever that may be caused by a bacterial, viral or parasitic infection and is most commonly reported when travelling in South East Asia, Africa and Central and South America.
Often the more uncomfortable symptoms subside but general IBS symptoms can remain as single episode of travellers diarrhoea can increase the risk of IBS by approximately 5 fold.
Defined as 3 or more unformed stools each day during or after a journey
Any number of such stools accompanied by fever, cramping abdominal pain or vomiting
Symptoms Associated with Travellers Diarrhoea