surviving in the tropics

Robert E Andrews randrews at iastate.edu
Thu Apr 25 15:38:36 EST 1996


In my experience, this is definately a flaw.  Other flaws that I have seen
include allowing water to enter your mouth during a shower and rinsing your
tooth brush in tap water.  Even with these precautions, however, I believe
that occasional GI problems are "par for the course" during stays in
developing countries.

In article <aottolen.7.317D4A1D at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu>,
Abramo Ottolenghi <aottolen at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
>A young Peace Corps volunteer I have known for many years is home on leave 
>from her art teaching assignment in a remote area of Ghana.  Altough she 
>describes taking all the appropriate precautions to protect herself as far as 
>food and water are concerned, she has had multiple bouts of intestinal 
>parasite infestations and several febrile illnesses.  On reviewing her 
>procedures a POSSIBLE flaw appears in her washing dishes and flatware in 
>unboiled water with soap (not detergent).  Is this a CREDIBLE flaw?  Comments 
>and discussion will be welcome.  Thanks   A. Ottolenghi  
>(aottolen at magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu)


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