Outbreak of gastroenteritis in New South Wales, Australia

400 people were admitted to hospital with gastroenteritis in New South Wales in the past week. A total of more than 1,600 people attended hospitals with this condition.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness by avoiding consumption of contaminated food and water (especially when sold by street vendors) and by practising careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.