Treating traveller's diarrhoea while reducing antibiotic resistance

A new treatment option has a favourable side-effect profile and a lower likelihood of resistance.

Travellers' diarrhoea remains one of the most common problems experienced by travellers.

Thailand toilet

It is estimated that more than 15 million people experience travellers' diarrhoea each year, with rates varying from 20-90% for a two-week stay in a developing country.1 It most often strikes in the first week of travel.

Young children are more frequently affected than adults, perhaps because they put unwashed hands in their mouth more often, but young adults also have high rates — not just when they are travelling off the beaten track.

There may be genetic