Illness in Long-Term Travelers Visiting GeoSentinel Clinics

  title={Illness in Long-Term Travelers Visiting GeoSentinel Clinics},
  author={Lin H Chen and Mary E Wilson and Xiaohong M. Davis and Louis Loutan and Eli Schwartz and Jay S. Keystone and Devon Hale and Poh Lian Lim and Anne Mccarthy and Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas and Patricia Schlagenhauf},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Length of travel appears to be associated with health risks. GeoSentinel Surveillance Network data for 4,039 long-term travelers (trip duration >6 months) seen after travel during June 1, 1996, through December 31, 2008, were compared with data for 24,807 short-term travelers (trip duration <1 month). Long-term travelers traveled more often than short-term travelers for volunteer activities (39.7% vs. 7.0%) and business (25.2% vs. 13.8%). More long-term travelers were men (57.2% vs. 50.1%) and… CONTINUE READING
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