Ask your doctor for a prescription for Dukoral. I always take this before going on vacation. It really works! (no, I don't have shares in the company
Dukoral Oral Vaccine To Stop Travellers' Diarrhea Approved In Canada
TORONTO, ON -- May 13, 2003 -- 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.
Health Canada has recently approved Dukoral™ and it will be available to Canadians in May 2003. 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.