• Overview

    Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common illness to affect those travelling abroad. However, the bacteria responsible for inducing diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps can also be found here at home, it is called E.coli. Escherichia coli (E.coli) are bacteria commonly found in the large intestines of humans and animals. They enter your body when you ingest contaminated food or water or come into direct contact with an infected person.

    On average, there are 440 cases of E.coli infections reported in Canada each year, costing Canadians $440 million in lost productivity and health care.

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    Understanding E. coli Infections/Traveler's Diarrhea

    Traveler’s diarrhea is the most common illness to affect those travelling abroad. However, the bacteria responsible for inducing diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps can also be found here at home, it is called E.coli.

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health

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