Diseases High Among T.O. Travellers

Posted on Saturday, January 14 at 14:23 by The Saint
About 8 per cent of travellers to the developing world require medical care during or after their trip, according to the study of 17,000-plus of them, about a quarter from the Toronto clinic, published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The travellers' destination determines what disease they're apt to get, the study, the first of its kind, concludes. Fevers from the tropics were seen disproportionately in visitors returning from sub-Saharan Africa or Southeast Asia, and acute diarrhea noted among visitors to south-central Asia. Skin diseases were most apt to be picked up in the Caribbean or Central or South America. Preventive drugs can cost over $1,000 for a family of four and are no longer covered by OHIP. http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1137107412794

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