As you are well aware, The Dusi Canoe Marathon will be taking place next week on 21st January and will finish on 23rd January.
The Dusi Canoe Marathon is a canoe race between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The race is run along the Msunduzi River or more commonly referred to as the Dusi.
But I am sure that not everybody is aware of the possible dangers involved in competing in this race, besides the recent crocodile sightings, snakes, dehydration and sun stroke there is a much smaller, in fact microscopic problem that seems to plague the competitors involved. I talk about E.Coli ladies and gentlemen, up to 50% of the Dusi participants have shown symptoms of Dusi guts during the course of the race. Dusi what? Yes Dusi Guts, or a gastrointestinal infection, some of the symptoms include diarrhoea vomiting and dehydration.
If you are competing in the race (Good luck Boss Lady), now is the time when you should start preparing your body for the race.
Travelan is a product on the market, available at certain pharmacies, which aids in the combating of the serious strains of E.Coli in the gastrointestinal tract and should definitely be considered, if you don’t want to be hampered by tummy troubles.
Goodluck to all the participants!