Protect Yourself From Stomach Flu

by Wayne Ghesquiere on January 25, 2012

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises travellers going to warm winter destinations to practise safe food and water precautions and good hand hygiene while travelling abroad. In the last month, there have been a number of reports of travellers returning to Canada from warm winter destinations complaining of symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Diseases such as norovirus, Salmonella and E. coli are common causes of stomach flu and travellers’ diarrhea among travellers. These diseases can spread from person to person, through contaminated food or water, and by touching contaminated surfaces.

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