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05 August 2011

Beware infant diarrhea

Traveller's diarrhea is rarely dangerous in adults, but the dehydration caused can be serious in infants

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Traveller's diarrhea is rarely dangerous in adults, but the dehydration caused can be serious in infants. Breastmilk is the safest food for babies, but travel stress may lower output of mother's milk. Boil water at least 5 minutes for baby formula. 

-  Compiled by Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth and Travel Health Editor, Health24, July 2011

 

 
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