Travellers' diarrhoea: health advice for travellers

Leggat, Peter A., and Goldsmid, John M. (2004) Travellers' diarrhoea: health advice for travellers. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2 (1). pp. 17-22.

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Abstract

Travellers' diarrhoea is a frequent problem for travellers. Access to a safe water supply when travelling, is undoubtedly a paramount issue. Water and food precautions are important for travellers to be aware of and followed, as is attention to general hygiene. In some situations, chemoprophylaxis and standby treatment with antibiotics may be needed. It is essential that travellers, especially those travelling with young children, be familiar with the use of oral rehydration solutions and the prevention of dehydration.

Item ID: 7225
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Keywords: epidemiology; prevention; travellers; travellers' diarrhoea; treatment; enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC); diagnosis; prophylaxis; travel health advice
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 05:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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