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The author expounds the reason of travellers’
disease (bacterial-, viral-, parazitic infections). the most recently recognized pathogens (yersinia, campylobacterium, Clostridium perfringens, B. cereus, Cryptosporidium, rotavirus etc.), as well as the newest data on the pathomechanism of enteric infections have been shown. These data enabled not only the enrichment of the knowledge in pathology but resulted also is favorable changes in the therapy. Detailed information is given on the specific prevention, the current status of vaccination. In order to give assistance to the everyday therapy, the treatment of enteric infections, the salt- and fluid substitution as well as an up-to-date aspect on antibiotic therapy have been dealt with.