In principle, in the tropics you always have to expect that food and drinks can transmit diseases. These include the harmless diarrhea, but also dangerous germs such as amoeba (dysentery), salmonella (typhus), cholera and in particular the hepatitis A virus (infectious jaundice).
The English slogan “cook it, boil it, peel it, or forget i
t” is still valid. In addition to the uncooked and unpeeled, ice cream or fresh salad (fertilizer!) Should be avoided.
The ice in drinks can also transmit infections.
In the so-called food stalls, the danger is less from the hot food than from the dishes and drinks.
Especially at the beginning of your holiday you should not eat too much and in spite of the temptations of a buffet, you should your food and drinks carefully. The acid barrier of the stomach is the most effective protection against intestinal infections.
Especially in the tropics, alcohol is often used in excess.
As a result, the efficacy of the malaria prophylaxis taken at the same time can be reduced as well.