Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 3, P691-706 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.06.002 View full text
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Herwig Kollaritsch, Maria Paulke-Korinek, Ursula Wiedermann

Abstract: Travelers' diarrhea (TD) is the most important health issue among international travelers. In high risk areas, 50-90% of travelers may experience an episode of TD. The risk of acquiring TD is influenced by factors such as the destination, duration of stay, standard of accommodation, type of travel, age of the traveler, and also by individual risk factors. Most cases of TD are caused by bacteria; treatment for TD are loperamide and antibiotics. Preventive strategies such as hygiene measures have limited impact.…

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