Protect Yourself

If you are travelling to an at-risk area, you can help protect yourself from diarrhea caused by heat-labile toxin producing enterotoxigenic E. coli (LT-producing ETEC) with DUKORAL®.

DUKORAL® is an oral vaccine (taken by mouth) that helps prevent diarrhea caused by heat-labile toxin producing enterotoxigenic E. coli (LT-producing ETEC). This vaccine may be given to adults and children 2 years of age and older.

After taking the vaccine, your body will make substances called antibodies, which fight the enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria and toxins that cause diarrhea. If a vaccinated person comes into contact with enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) bacteria, the body is usually ready to destroy it.

Before you travel to an at-risk area, ask your healthcare professional if DUKORAL® is right for you. DUKORAL® is available at your pharmacy or travel clinic. You do not need a prescription for DUKORAL® for enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)-diarrhea, unless you are a resident of Quebec.

How else can I protect myself against enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC)-diarrhea?

Besides taking DUKORAL®, you can:

1.

Take care with your food and water choices

  • Boil, peel or cook your own food when possible
  • Avoid uncooked foods in restaurants, especially shellfish or salads
  • Drink bottled or boiled water

2.

Practice good hygiene

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using toilet facilities

1. Take care with your food and water choices

  • Boil, peel or cook your own food when possible
  • Avoid uncooked foods in restaurants, especially shellfish or salads
  • Drink bottled or boiled water

2. Practice good hygiene

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using toilet facilities