Travellers' diarrhoea and the effect of pre-travel health advice in general practice.

@article{McIntosh1997TravellersDA,
  title={Travellers' diarrhoea and the effect of pre-travel health advice in general practice.},
  author={Iain B McIntosh and Jason M. Reed and Kevin G. Power},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1997},
  volume={47 415},
  pages={71-5}
}
BACKGROUND Rates of travel-related diarrhoea vary from 8% to 50% depending on the country visited. Travellers' diarrhoea has social, health and economic costs. The impact of these may be reduced by relevant pre-travel advice. Little is known of the effect of pre-travel advice on the incidence of diarrhoea among travellers abroad. AIM To determine the 'true' attack rate of travellers' diarrhoea and to assess the effectiveness of pre-travel health advice in reducing the incidence of diarrhoea… CONTINUE READING