Other Hygiene Problems
Gastroenteritis can also be caused by contact with another person carrying the bacteria, so even if you’re eating food that seems fine, it could still be tainted if, for instance, the person preparing it didn’t wash their hands first before handling it.
Winged insects can also pose a problem, as flies can carry all sorts of diseases, and if they’re able to make contact with food, it’s likely to become tainted.
Swimming pools are another potential health hazard for holidaymakers. Usually, it’s simple enough to tell if a pool is clean at a glance, and most hotels and resorts will have a member of staff skimming the pool each morning. But if the correct chemicals aren’t applied to the pool to neutralise invisible pollutants, such as sweat, urine, saliva and dead skin, as well as cosmetics and sun cream, then you could be at risk of developing an infection.