A prospective study of acute diarrhea in a cohort of United States military personnel on deployment to the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt.

@article{Riddle2011APS,
  title={A prospective study of acute diarrhea in a cohort of United States military personnel on deployment to the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt.},
  author={Mark S. Riddle and David M. Rockabrand and Carey D. Schlett and Marshall R. Monteville and Robert W. Frenck and Marcy Romine and Salwa F Ahmed and John W. Sanders},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={59-64}
}
To better understand the epidemiology of diarrhea in deployed personnel to the Middle East, a prospective cohort study of travelers' diarrhea (TD) was conducted between May 2004 and January 2005 at the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) camp in the southern Sinai. A baseline entry questionnaire and stool specimen was provided on study entry, and volunteers were followed every 6 weeks. Of 211 volunteers, 145 (68.7%) completed one or more follow-up visits. In total, 416 follow-up surveys… CONTINUE READING