Motion sickness is a sick feeling triggered by movement. It occurs in a car, bus, train, plane, or boat. It can occur on amusement rides or virtual reality experiences. Seeing the movement of others or things can trigger it.
Motion sickness is not life-threatening. However, it can make traveling unpleasant. Planning ahead helps prevent, avoid, or reduce the effects.
Symptoms include fatigue, uneasiness, dizziness, and vomiting.
Travelers to malaria-endemic areas should be advised to use mosquito repellent at all times and bed netting at night. Prophylactic medication should be initiated before travel and continued after return. Travelers should be warned that malaria symptoms can present up to one year after a mosquito bite.
Symptoms are vague, and may include fever, chills, arthralgias, and headaches. Travelers experiencing symptoms should seek prompt medical attention.
Travelers’ diarrhea is caused by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Most often, the infection is from e. coli, but other diseases like cholera, typhoid or norovirus can cause the symptom. Bacterial infections are responsible for up to 80 percent of travelers’ diarrhea cases.
Bacterial diarrhea lasts three to seven days. Viral diarrhea lasts two to three days. Protozoal diarrhea can last months without treatment.
The most common symptoms of travelers’ diarrhea are: