Pongdej Wichianprasat

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BACKGROUND Malaria is still prevalent in Southeast Asia where large numbers of backpackers visit each year. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices among foreign backpackers toward malaria risk in Southeast Asia. METHODS Questionnaires were administered to foreign backpackers in Bangkok, Thailand. They were asked about their(More)
Rabies remains a problem in Southeast Asia where large numbers of backpackers visit each year. During May-June 2008, a survey study was conducted of foreign backpackers in Bangkok, Thailand to assess their risk of rabies exposure. Eight hundred seventy (870) questionnaires were collected and analyzed. The median age of the backpackers was 25.5 years. Most(More)
BACKGROUND The number of travelers visiting Laos has more than doubled in the last 5 years. Little is known about their pre-travel preparations and the incidence of health problems during their trips. METHODS At three border posts between Laos and Thailand, travelers were invited to complete a study questionnaire. They were asked about their demographic(More)
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