Travellers' diarrhea is the most common medical problem affecting
travellers to developing countries. Up to 50 per cent of international
travellers to developing countries will fall victim to Travellers'
diarrhea, potentially ruining a perfect vacation.
Dukoral, indicated for adults and children two years of age and older,
is the first and only oral vaccine that safely helps protect
travellers against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), the
most common cause of Travellers' diarrhea. Dukoral also provides
protection against cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae.
"Dukoral provides the best protection against the most common cause
of travellers' diarrhea," said Dr. Suni Boraston, travel medicine
specialist, Vancouver BC. "I have patients who have taken all of the
necessary precautions -- drinking purified water, eating fully cooked
and hot food and peeling their own fruit - and have still been
affected by travellers' diarrhea. Dukoral is another way for us to
help our patients have an uninterrupted vacation or business trip."
Two doses of Dukoral, taken one week apart prior to the trip, helps
protect travellers for three months. The last dose should be taken at
least one week before departure.