ABC Guide to Travel Health - Vaccines, Vaccinations

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Food poisoning

Many important infectious diseases (such as brucellosis, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, hepatitis A and E, legionellosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, schistosomiasis and typhoid fever) are transmitted by contaminated food and water.58 Please follow precautions in Drinking safely and Eating safely.19

For travellers, the main health problem associated with contaminated food and water is Traveller’s diarrhoea, which can be caused by a wide range of infectious agents.58

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