Traveller's bug - Stomach troubles

by Nikki & Hanuman, Monday, March 29, 2021, 01:59 (84 days ago)

Hello Friends,
Just spent some beautiful days in Zihuatanejo, staying very safe with COVID protocols, cleanliness, distancing and staying peacefully to ourselves enjoying long walks along the Avenida Bicicleta and through our favorite parts of town, greeting the locals with a sincere "Buenos Dias" or "Buenos Tardes" and getting such warm replies in return. Despite all of our preparations and precautions, we have picked up an intestinal bug which has brought about days of diarreha, stomach cramping, and lack of appetite. We have both tested NEGATIVE for COVID-19 and will test again back in our hometown with a saliva test in a day or two. Meanwhile, a strict quarantine and some household tasks... This bug has happened before in years past, interestingly starting only after moving over to reside on Playa La Ropa...
Fellow Z-travellers have told us this is quite common and that there is a shot that one can receive in the buttock to alleviate the symptoms.
Question: Does anyone know what this "bug" might be (medical terminology appreciated) and what the "mystery shot" is?? Too little too late, we have left Zihuatanejo. Now, unfortunately, we have "symptoms" which will keep us from gaining access to our own healthcare facilities until we get better.

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