More than half of all travelers are getting ill through drinking dirty water abroad.
Diarrhoea is the most common illness resulting from contaminated water, affecting up to half of all international travelers according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
Other commonly associated symptoms with poor drinking water are nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating and fever. High-risk destinations are the developing countries of Latin America, Africa the Middle East and Asia.
There are some serious illnesses, which can be contracted from contaminated water including Cryptosporidium, E.Coli, Cholera, Dysentery, Giardia and Typhoid.
Experts are now advising that if travellers want to be confident their drinking water is safe they should adopt precautions such as disinfecting, filtering or boiling it.
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