Egypt, not India, top place for visitors getting struck with Delhi belly

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Melbourne, Dec 16 (ANI): If you think that India is the country where travelers are most likely to fall ill, you are wrong. Egypt is the top place for visitors getting struck with traveler's diarrhoea, commonly known as Delhi belly.

Britain's Health Protection Agency estimated there were 82 cases of stomach illness for every 100,000 visits to Egypt, compared to 65 cases for India.

They were followed by Thailand, Pakistan and Morocco.

The report divided travel destinations into three levels of risk, classifying visits to Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia as the most dangerous for gastrointestinal infection, reports

Of the top 10 most popular destinations for English, Welsh and Northern Irish tourists, Portugal had the highest rate with 6.6 cases per 100,000 visits.

The study also found that half of the 24,322 laboratory-confirmed cases between 2004 and 2008 were caused by salmonella. Particular germ risk areas were unhygienic restaurants and swimming pools. (ANI)

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