Risk and spectrum of diseases in travelers to popular tourist destinations.

  title={Risk and spectrum of diseases in travelers to popular tourist destinations.},
  author={Julia Rack and Ole Wichmann and Bai Kamara and Matthias Guenther and Jakob Peter Cramer and Christian Schoenfeld and Tatjana Henning and Ute I. Schwarz and Marion Muehlen and Thomas Weitzel and Barbara Friedrich-Jaenicke and Behruz Foroutan and Tomas Jelinek},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  volume={12 5},
BACKGROUND Traveling to tropical regions is related to increased health risks. Travelers' diarrhea is the most frequent health problem, but the range of travel-related diseases also includes potential life-threatening diseases such as malaria. The actual risk of European travelers acquiring specific infectious diseases and other hazards in the tropics is to a large extent unknown and is therefore often adopted from that of the indigenous population. The objective of this study was to elucidate… CONTINUE READING