Header graphic for print

Food Safety News

Breaking news for everyone's consumption

travelers’ diarrhea

CDC’s 2018 ‘Yellow Book’ offers food safety advice for travelers

The CDC’s 2018 edition of it’s“Health Information for International Travel” guide is now available and accessible for free online. Often referred to simply as the “Yellow Book” for it’s yellow cover, the updated edition is also available in hard copy through online booksellers and Oxford University Press. The guide’s new edition features revisions, new sections,… Continue Reading

UK Names Top 5 Countries for Travelers’ Diarrhea

The United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) Tuesday revealed the top five countries where travelers from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are most likely to acquire gastrointestinal infection following their visit: Egypt, India, Thailand, Pakistan, and Morocco.  According to the report, half of the 24,322 laboratory confirmed cases of gastrointestinal infection reported in those who… Continue Reading

Travelers' Diarrhea Causes & Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 10 million persons, or between twenty and fifty percent of international travelers, become ill with diarrhea.  Travelers’ diarrhea is the most common illness affecting international travelers. American citizens who travel to such destinations as Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia are… Continue Reading