How Likely Are You to Have Tummy Trouble on Your Next Vacation?
What are the odds you will get ill on your next vacation? The chances of getting sick on your next trip depend heavily on where you go, according to a report by British law firm Simpson Millar LLP, which looked at data from 23,332 travelers from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Travelers were most likely to get ill from salmonella in Egypt, Turkey, and Thailand, from cryptosporidium, a water-borne infection commonly associated with dirty pool water, in Spain, Turkey, and Pakistan, and from food poisoning in India, Spain, and Turkey, according to the report.
There is a 20 percent chance that travelers to Africa, China, India, Indonesia, North and South Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, the Middle East, Pacific Islands, South America, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam will get diarrhea, according to the report. The places where travelers have the least chance of getting sick are in Northern Europe, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
So what can you do to ensure your don't get sick while traveling? Check out Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling: How Likely Are You To Get Sick During Your Next Vacation Slideshow so your next sightseeing adventure doesn't include a trip to the doctor.