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Looking for evidence that personal hygiene precautions prevent traveler's diarrhea.
Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 01; 41 Suppl 8:S531-5.CI

Abstract

In the 50 years during which traveler's diarrhea has been studied, it has always been assumed that personal hygiene precautions can prevent or reduce the likelihood of developing traveler's diarrhea. However, 7 of 8 studies that specifically addressed this issue showed no correlation between the types of food selected and the risk of acquiring traveler's diarrhea. The eighth study showed a correlation between a few dietary mistakes and a decreased risk of acquiring traveler's diarrhea. A further increase in the number of dietary mistakes, however, did not continue to increase the risk of acquiring traveler's diarrhea. Personal hygiene precautions, when performed under the direct supervision of an expatriate operating his or her own kitchen, can prevent traveler's diarrhea, but poor restaurant hygiene in most developing countries continues to create an insurmountable risk of acquiring traveler's diarrhea.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jackson Hole Travel and Tropical Medicine, Kelly, WY 83011, USA. drshlim@wyom.net

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16267714

Citation

Shlim, David R.. "Looking for Evidence That Personal Hygiene Precautions Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 41 Suppl 8, 2005, pp. S531-5.
Shlim DR. Looking for evidence that personal hygiene precautions prevent traveler's diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2005;41 Suppl 8:S531-5.
Shlim, D. R. (2005). Looking for evidence that personal hygiene precautions prevent traveler's diarrhea. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 41 Suppl 8, S531-5.
Shlim DR. Looking for Evidence That Personal Hygiene Precautions Prevent Traveler's Diarrhea. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Dec 1;41 Suppl 8:S531-5. PubMed PMID: 16267714.
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