Prevalence of enteric pathogens among international travelers with diarrhea acquired in Kenya (Mombasa), India (Goa), or Jamaica (Montego Bay).

@article{Jiang2002PrevalenceOE,
  title={Prevalence of enteric pathogens among international travelers with diarrhea acquired in Kenya (Mombasa), India (Goa), or Jamaica (Montego Bay).},
  author={Z D Jiang and Brett Lowe and M P Verenkar and David H Ashley and Robert Steffen and Nadia Tornieporth and Frank von Sonnenburg and Peter G. Waiyaki and H L DuPont},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={185 4},
  pages={497-502}
}
Stools from tourists from Europe and North America who acquired diarrhea in Mombasa (Kenya), Goa (India), or Montego Bay (Jamaica) were examined for enteric pathogens. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was the most common pathogen (25%) identified in the 3 locations. Isolation of Shigella species was more frequent in Goa and Mombasa than in Montego Bay (10%, 9%, and 0.3%, respectively; P <.005). Viruses (rotaviruses and enteric adenoviruses) were found in 9% of travelers to the 3 areas… CONTINUE READING

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