Ayahuasca: a risk for travellers?

Bauer, Irmgard L. (2018) Ayahuasca: a risk for travellers? Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 21. pp. 74-76.

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Abstract

[Extract] Infectious diseases in travellers have been described [1] but there are also non-infectious threats to travellers' health and safety. Currently, over 31 million international tourists to South America enjoy a wide range of destinations and activities involving various degrees of risk. Most will learn of one particular risk only from media headlines, such as ‘died at retreat in Peru after drinking tea at ceremony’, or ‘died after taking hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca’. Apart from getting names, ages, nationalities of the deceased and the location right, these sensationalistic reports usually brim with factual errors. Autopsy reports are unavailable at the time of reporting or at any later stage. (see Table 1)

Item ID: 52183
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 04:03
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111716 Preventive Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 30%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health @ 40%
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