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Health risks in travelers to China: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2008 Beijing Olympics


Davis, X M; MacDonald, S; Borwein, S; Freedman, D O; Kozarsky, P E; von Sonnenburg, F; Keystone, J S; Lim, P L; Marano, N (2008). Health risks in travelers to China: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 79(1):4-8.

Abstract

Selected data collected for travelers to China from 1998 through November 2007 by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network were used to provide an evidence base for prioritizing recommendations for Olympic and other future travelers to China. Respiratory illness and injuries were common among patients seen during their travel; acute diarrhea and dog bites were common among those seen after travel. Tropical and parasitic diseases were rare. Pre-travel consultation for China travelers should be individualized according to these findings.

Abstract

Selected data collected for travelers to China from 1998 through November 2007 by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network were used to provide an evidence base for prioritizing recommendations for Olympic and other future travelers to China. Respiratory illness and injuries were common among patients seen during their travel; acute diarrhea and dog bites were common among those seen after travel. Tropical and parasitic diseases were rare. Pre-travel consultation for China travelers should be individualized according to these findings.

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Contributors:GeoSentinel Surveillance Network
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 08:08
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 14:03
Publisher:American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
ISSN:0002-9637
Official URL:http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/content/abstract/79/1/4?
PubMed ID:18606756

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