This study evaluated the risk of travelers to the Russian Far East developing acute gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms.
Passengers and crew on 10 commercial airline flights from the Russian Far East to the United States were asked to complete a health questionnaire that asked age, sex, country of residence, length of stay, foods and beverages consumed, and about gastrointestinal or « flu » symptoms.
Questionnaires were returned by 353 of 662 persons (53.3 percent).
The most frequently reported symptoms were diarrhea (N=18; 5.1 percent) and « flu » symptoms (N=15; 4.2 percent).
Among those people who reported symptoms, most were sick for 3 days or less, although 10 (27.0 percent) were still sick at the time that they entered the United States.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Importation, Voyage, CEI, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Import, Travel, IEC, United States, North America, America, Human, Digestive diseases, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0024874
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 199406.