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Brief Report  |   April 1999
Health hazards reported by international travelers
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Brief Report   |   April 1999
Health hazards reported by international travelers
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1999, Vol. 99, 206-208. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.4.206
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1999, Vol. 99, 206-208. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.4.206
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Abstract

International travel projections suggest that physicians will be increasingly involved in cotmseling their traveling patients on the prevention of health hazards. A mail survey of 121 returning international travelers indicated that their leading problems involved drinking water (odds ratio [OR], 19.4; 95% confidence interval [CI], 9.6 to 39.1), sanitation (OR, 13.8; 95% CI, 6.9 to 27.5), jet lag (OR, 12.4; 95% CI, 6.2 to 24.6), and food (OR, 9.5; 95% CI, 4.8 to 18.8). Medication for treatment of travelers' diarrhea and countermeasures for jet lag were not significantly associated with better outcomes. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis was greater than previously reported.