HEALTH: `Delhi belly' blight for holidaymakers

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Holidaymakers are still falling foul of "Delhi belly" and other similarly named exotic ailments on their travels, according to a Consumers' Association survey yesterday.

Apart from China, India is the destination where tourists are most likely to be ill, Holiday Which? magazine found. The survey of more than 20,000 readers showed that 38 per cent of visitors to China and 35 per cent of those who go to India became unwell, mainly with stomach problems. The next most risky destinations were Egypt, Morocco and Turkey where 32 per cent of visitors fell ill, followed by Indonesia (31 per cent), Kenya, Mexico and Thailand (all 27 per cent). Places where fewest people suffered sickness were Denmark and Corsica (2 per cent), followed by Hungary, Finland and Slovenia (3 per cent).