The symptoms of uncomplicated diarrhea include:
Don’t eat at a place that looks dirty. I know, the road side stands have the best food, and they can often be safer than a normal restaurant. Travel health is all about risk management. Is it is worth the chance? This is an individual choice.
Of outbreaks caused by infected food workers, 54% involve food workers touching ready-to-eat-foods with their bare hands
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Cook meat and poultry thoroughly.
How your kitchen,
or any kitchen in Greece
that serves you, should at least be
Hepatitis A outbreaks occur throughout the world and sometimes in countries with a low risk for hepatitis A (including the US). You can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Greece, so talk to your doctor to see if the hepatitis A vaccine is right for you.
Greece is in Yellow Color cdc.gov on Travelers Health , presentation of 2012, map of 2005
A severe gastroenteritis outbreak in Viotia region of Greece, after a mass gathering and dinner in a local tavern, has lead to one death so far and some dozens of hospitalizations and set on Emergency the Greek Centers o f Disease Control . It is said that the mass food poisoning which has shocked the local community is due to salmonella, June 25, 2016
Listeria is dangerous
Keep food warm once cooked
Caution: The Danger Zone is usually the day temperature for Greece during the summer . Be sure you don;t consume food that has been left out of the heat or the refrigeratort
Always carry salt and some fresh lemon. As soon as the first symptoms of food poisoning. Early detection and rapid treatment will help your situation is not much greater consequences later. If the pain did not abate, you should seek immediate medical facility in the country that you came. By it in fresh Greek market Go
Research has suggested that those who consume probiotics are less prone to traveler’s diarrhea
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While you travel remember what to eat & drink and what not
Prevention basic tips
Greek CDC for the hoteliers to ensure the outbreak control :
Take care of proper cleaning and sanitation rules of the rooms, and make sure that
the rooms that host healthy tenants should precede the cleaning of the rooms of the ill residents, and the other areas where the infected residents or personell are accommodated.
What are these rules? Find out in our Ship Sanitation Guidelines Page
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