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Diarrheal illness among US residents providing medical services in Haiti during the cholera epidemic, 2010 to 2011.
J Travel Med. 2014 Jan-Feb; 21(1):55-7.JT

Abstract

Although nosocomial transmission of cholera is rare, two US healthcare workers (HCW) became ill with cholera after providing medical services during the Haiti cholera epidemic. To assess the incidence of diarrheal illness and explore preventive health behaviors practiced by US residents who provided medical services in Haiti, we conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous, web-based survey. We e-mailed 896 participants from 50 US-based, health-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs), of whom 381 (43%) completed the survey. Fifty-six percent of respondents (n = 215) reported providing some care for patients with cholera. Diarrhea was reported by 31 (8%) respondents. One person was diagnosed with cholera by serologic testing. NGOs responding to international emergencies should ensure ample access to basic hygiene supplies and should promote their use to reduce the incidence of diarrheal illness among HCW working overseas.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24383654

Citation

Schilling, Katharine A., et al. "Diarrheal Illness Among US Residents Providing Medical Services in Haiti During the Cholera Epidemic, 2010 to 2011." Journal of Travel Medicine, vol. 21, no. 1, 2014, pp. 55-7.
Schilling KA, Cartwright EJ, Stamper J, et al. Diarrheal illness among US residents providing medical services in Haiti during the cholera epidemic, 2010 to 2011. J Travel Med. 2014;21(1):55-7.
Schilling, K. A., Cartwright, E. J., Stamper, J., Locke, M., Esposito, D. H., Balaban, V., & Mintz, E. (2014). Diarrheal illness among US residents providing medical services in Haiti during the cholera epidemic, 2010 to 2011. Journal of Travel Medicine, 21(1), 55-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/jtm.12075
Schilling KA, et al. Diarrheal Illness Among US Residents Providing Medical Services in Haiti During the Cholera Epidemic, 2010 to 2011. J Travel Med. 2014;21(1):55-7. PubMed PMID: 24383654.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diarrheal illness among US residents providing medical services in Haiti during the cholera epidemic, 2010 to 2011. AU - Schilling,Katharine A, AU - Cartwright,Emily J, AU - Stamper,John, AU - Locke,Michael, AU - Esposito,Douglas H, AU - Balaban,Victor, AU - Mintz,Eric, Y1 - 2013/11/08/ PY - 2013/05/16/received PY - 2013/08/20/revised PY - 2013/08/21/accepted PY - 2014/1/4/entrez PY - 2014/1/5/pubmed PY - 2014/9/5/medline SP - 55 EP - 7 JF - Journal of travel medicine JO - J Travel Med VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - Although nosocomial transmission of cholera is rare, two US healthcare workers (HCW) became ill with cholera after providing medical services during the Haiti cholera epidemic. To assess the incidence of diarrheal illness and explore preventive health behaviors practiced by US residents who provided medical services in Haiti, we conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous, web-based survey. We e-mailed 896 participants from 50 US-based, health-focused non-governmental organizations (NGOs), of whom 381 (43%) completed the survey. Fifty-six percent of respondents (n = 215) reported providing some care for patients with cholera. Diarrhea was reported by 31 (8%) respondents. One person was diagnosed with cholera by serologic testing. NGOs responding to international emergencies should ensure ample access to basic hygiene supplies and should promote their use to reduce the incidence of diarrheal illness among HCW working overseas. SN - 1708-8305 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24383654/full_citation L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article-lookup/doi/10.1111/jtm.12075 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -