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Travel style is a major risk factor for diarrhoea in India : a prospective cohort study

Schindler, V. M. and Jaeger, V. K. and Held, L. and Hatz, C. and Bühler, S.. (2015) Travel style is a major risk factor for diarrhoea in India : a prospective cohort study. Clinical microbiology and infection, Vol. 21, H. 7 , S. 676.e1-676.e4.

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Abstract

Although some studies suggested specific foods/beverages as risk factors for travellers' diarrhoea (TD), details of transmission remain unclear. We assessed the influence of travel style (luxury/middle-class versus backpacking) on TD risk. TD attack rates were compared in a prospective study among travellers to India at the University of Zurich's Travel Clinic. Information on consumption of foods/beverages was collected. Seventy-one luxury/middle-class travellers and 21 backpackers completed the study; overall 37% suffered from TD (62% backpackers, 30% luxury/middle-class travellers, OR 4.43, p 0.022). Travel style rather than the consumption of specific foods/beverages appears to be a risk factor for TD development.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Medicine > Medical Services (Neumayr)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Hatz, Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Blackwell
ISSN:1198-743X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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