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Mort des voyageurs: risques réels, risques virtuels


Hatz, Christoph; Walz, A; Genton, B; Behrens, R (2014). Mort des voyageurs: risques réels, risques virtuels. Revue Médicale Suisse, 10(429):1001-1003.

Abstract

Evidence-based information on travel associated mortality is scarce. Perception, intuition and the availability of interventions such as vaccinations and chemoprophylaxis often guide pre-travel advice. Important risks including accidents and cardiovascular events are not routinely included in pre-travel consultations although they cause more fatalities and costs than infectious diseases. The increased risk of sustaining a road accident in poor economy countries should always be mentioned. The general practitioner is further best placed to discuss possible problems of travellers with chronic diseases before travel.

Abstract

Evidence-based information on travel associated mortality is scarce. Perception, intuition and the availability of interventions such as vaccinations and chemoprophylaxis often guide pre-travel advice. Important risks including accidents and cardiovascular events are not routinely included in pre-travel consultations although they cause more fatalities and costs than infectious diseases. The increased risk of sustaining a road accident in poor economy countries should always be mentioned. The general practitioner is further best placed to discuss possible problems of travellers with chronic diseases before travel.

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Other titles:True and virtual risks of travellers
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:French
Date:7 May 2014
Deposited On:19 Aug 2014 16:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:01
Publisher:Group M+H -Medecine et Hygiene
ISSN:1660-9379
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
PubMed ID:24908743

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