Health problems after travel to developing countries

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_DBE29871DE1A
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Health problems after travel to developing countries
Périodique
Journal of Infectious Diseases
Auteur(s)
Steffen  R., Rickenbach  M., Wilhelm  U., Helminger  A., Schar  M.
ISSN
0022-1899 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/1987
Volume
156
Numéro
1
Pages
84-91
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't --- Old month value: Jul
Résumé
Travelers to developing countries participated in a follow-up study of the health risks associated with short (less than three months) visits to these nations. Travelers to the Greek or Canary Islands served as a control cohort. Participants completed a questionnaire to elicit information regarding pretravel vaccinations, malaria prophylaxis, and health problems during and after their journey. Relevant infections were confirmed by the respondent's personal physician. The questionnaire was completed by 10,524 travelers; the answer rate was 73.8%. After a visit to developing countries, 15% of the travelers reported health problems, 8% consulted a doctor, and 3% were unable to work for an average of 15 days. The incidence of infection per month abroad was as follows: giardiasis, 7/1,000; amebiasis, 4/1,000; hepatitis, 4/1,000; gonorrhea, 3/1,000; and malaria, helminthiases, or syphilis, less than 1/1,000. There were no cases of typhoid fever or cholera.
Mots-clé
Adult Aged Developing Countries Diarrhea/epidemiology Female Hepatitis, Viral, Human/epidemiology Humans Infection/*epidemiology Malaria/epidemiology Male Middle Aged *Travel Vaccination
Pubmed
Web of science
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29/01/2008 8:52
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20/08/2019 16:00
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