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Mort des voyageurs: risques réels, risques virtuels [True and virtual risks of travellers].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Evidence-based information on travel associated mortality is scarce. Perception, intuition and the availability of interventions such as vaccinations and chemoprophylaxis often guide pre-travel advice. Important risks including accidents and cardiovascular events are not routinely included in pre-travel consultations although they cause more fatalities and costs than infectious diseases. The increased risk of sustaining a road accident in poor economy countries should always be mentioned. The general practitioner is further best placed to discuss possible problems of travellers with chronic diseases before travel.
Accident Prevention, Accidents/mortality, Cardiovascular Diseases/mortality, Chronic Disease, Humans, Malaria/prevention & control, Rabies/prevention & control, Risk Factors, hic" UI="D013557">Switzerland/epidemiology, hic" UI="D013785">Thailand, Travel, Travel Medicine/statistics & numerical data, Vaccination
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