you become seriously ill while traveling, your country's embassy or consulate
can help you find medical care. If you become ill with a fever or flu-like
illness while traveling in malaria-risk areas, get medical help right
Diarrhea is the most common illness to strike travelers. Most cases of traveler's diarrhea get
better in 1 to 3 days without treatment. But see a doctor if diarrhea lasts
longer than 7 days, or if you have a high
fever, blood or mucus in your diarrhea, or signs of dehydration.
Should you see a doctor when you return?
were healthy during your trip and you feel well when you return home, you
probably don't need to see a doctor.
See your doctor when you get home if either of the following occurs:
You were sick with a
fever or severe flu-like illness while traveling.
You develop these symptoms within 6 months of coming home.
Tell your doctor the places you
visited and whether you think you may have gotten a disease. Many diseases don't show up right away. And some can take weeks or months to develop.