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travelling, but this thing that we do for at least three times a day puts us
at risk of falling ill, especially in places where food and water are
unsanitary. Depending on which part of the world you are in, stay unharmed by Montezuma’s revenge as we give you tips
on fending off bacteria, parasites and viruses as you leave your footprints around the world.
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consequences you might facing. Raw foods are subjected to contamination
and travellers should try to avoid anything uncooked and unpasteurised since
there’s no heat to kill any bacteria that may be present.
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unknown sources before gulping it down. As contaminated water is one
of the world’s leading causes for illnesses, avoid consuming beverages that may
be mixed with local tap water supply or ice, since freezing does not kill most
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Shilin Night Market or Thailand Chatuchak Market and not indulging yourself in their
street food? We can’t either! You are
going to find a lot of mouth-watering food by the street and it is going to be
tough resisting them.
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food increases your exposure to germs that cause gastrointestinal infections, leading to diarrhoea or vomiting. If you’re suay, poor hygiene practiced by hawkers when handling street food can cause some of the more dreadful diseases like Trachoma (a potentially blinding eye disease caused by bacteria), Scabies (a persistent
irritating rash caused by tiny crawling mites) and Podoconiosis (swollen limbs
with thickened skin).
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temptations of street food because they are too mouth-watering to resist. Fear not because here are some tips from KKday to help you avoid
any displeasure you may encounter from your food adventures:
- Do not eat anything that has been
sitting around even for a short while
- Pick food stalls many people patronise as they have a quicker turnover of food
- Buy only from clean stall and fly-free
- Look out for the vendor’s hands and
utensils – are they clean?