Antibiotics for travellers' diarrhoea

Concerns over multidrug-resistant bacteria have prompted the launch of new guidelines on the use of antibiotics for travellers' diarrhoea

Do we need to re-think antibiotic self-treatment for travellers’ diarrhoea?

travellers' diarrhoea

At the Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine held in Barcelona in May, the need to rethink treatment of travellers’ diarrhoea in the light of evidence on colonisation of travellers with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria was a hot topic.

The major area of debate and change in practice is the role of antibiotics in the treatment, given mounting evidence that both having