Morocco is an amazing place to offer lifelong experience. However, it comes with some cons as well. And stomach illness is very common of them. Moroccan cuisine is one of the finest in the world – with popular dishes like tajine or couscous. But, you must stay away from some food and drinks to stay fit and healthy.
What to avoid during a trip:
- Tap water
- Cookies from carts
- Street food vendors
- Fruit and vegetables
Gastrointestinal infections can be prevented by following a golden rule: Boil it, Cook it, Peel it, or else Forget it! And you should definitely opt for the second one on a vacation to keep diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach illness, and belly cramps like issues at the bay.
“About 40% of all travelers are affected by the unpleasant disturbances of the digestive tract between the third and the ninth day of travel.” (Travel Guide Marrakech, 2019)
As per the statements, it’s tough to remember and identify the location and start of the infection. But, most of the time, consequences appear from the third to the ninth day and sometimes can appear once arrival at home.
As the Laboratoire de Microbiologie in France in their Review Staphylococcus aureus and food poisoning mentions: “The pathogenesis of bacteria causing food-borne poisoning depends on their capacity to produce toxins after ingestion” it’s almost impossible to isolate where the focus came from.
The infection spreads easily and from anywhere. So, we at Kam Kam Dunes always suggest using the hand sanitizer to maintain hygiene.
Kindly note that the traveler’s intoxication is different from a restaurant food intoxication where all the clients get the gastrointestinal illness at the same time.
In any case, if you are feeling bad or have stomach illness after 2-3 days, we recommend you to see a doctor.