Health hazards reported by international travelers

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International travel projections suggest that physicians will be increasingly involved in counseling 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1999


  • Drinking water
  • Food
  • International travel
  • Jet lag
  • Malaria
  • Sanitation
  • Travelers' diarrhea


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