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Titolo:
Travel illness in British package holiday tourists: Prospective cohort study
Autore:
Evans, MR; Shickle, D; Morgan, MZ;
Indirizzi:
S Glamorgan Hlth Author, Temple Peace & Hlth, Dept Publ Hlth Med, Cardiff,S Glam, Wales S Glamorgan Hlth Author Cardiff S Glam Wales Med, Cardiff,S Glam, Wales Univ Wales Coll Med, Temple Peace & Hlth, Ctr Appl Publ Hlth Med, Cardiff CF4 4XN, S Glam, Wales Univ Wales Coll Med Cardiff S Glam Wales CF4 4XN f CF4 4XN, S Glam, Wales
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF INFECTION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 43, anno: 2001,
pagine: 140 - 147
SICI:
0163-4453(200108)43:2<140:TIIBPH>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HEALTH ADVICE; AUSTRIAN TOURISTS; GENERAL-PRACTICE; DIARRHEA; EPIDEMIOLOGY; EXPERIENCE; EDUCATION; IMPACT;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
34
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Evans, MR Ctr Communicable Dis Surveillance, PHLS, Abton House,Wedal Rd, Cardiff CF14 3QX, S Glam, Wales Ctr Communicable Dis Surveillance Abton House,Wedal Rd Cardiff S Glam Wales CF14 3QX
Citazione:
M.R. Evans et al., "Travel illness in British package holiday tourists: Prospective cohort study", J INFECTION, 43(2), 2001, pp. 140-147

Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship between knowledge of travel healthmatters, health preparation for travel and risk of travel related illness. Methods: Travellers on holiday charter flights from Cardiff-Wales Airport provided information on holiday preparation before departure and were surveyed 2 weeks after return for details of holiday lifestyle and travel illness. Results: Travellers' diarrhoea was reported by 25.7% of 1469 travellers; 24.4% had sunburn and 7.6% had respiratory infection. Attack rates for travellers' diarrhoea were highest in people aged 15-34 years (34.1%). Rates were higher the shorter the interval between holiday booking and departure (x(2) for linear trend 13.5, 1 df, P < 0.001) and lower in travellers who sought advice from their general practitioner before departure (adjusted odds ratio 0.6, 95% confidence interval 0.4-0.9). The most important predictors for travellers' diarrhoea were travel with friends, country of destination, stay in room only or bed and breakfast accommodation, and type of meals most frequently eaten. Conclusions: Better holiday preparation seems to reduce risk of travel illness, even after adjusting for variables that may reflect the more cautiouspersonality of the traveller. Encouragement to book early, take medical advice and travel well prepared Could have a positive health benefit, but intervention studies are required. (C) 2001 The British Infection Society.

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