Diarrhoea frequently recorded from travellers, especially those visiting tropical or developing regions of the world. Probably the commonest travel-related infection. Although it can be caused by a range of viral, bacterial, protozoan and even on occasions, fungal and helminthic agents, in excess of 80-90% of cases are due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) or less commonly enteroadherent Esch. coli (E.Ad.EC).
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