Travellers' Diarrhoea at the Eiahth InterDlLdoaal Congresses of Tropical Medicine and Malaria

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1969
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Kean B.H
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Of 600 of the scientific visitors to a summary medical congress held in Teheran in 1968, 28 % had diarrhcea. The syndrome was similar to the travellers' diarrhcea, or "turista", affecting U.S. visitors to Mexico. Only 8% of the 163 travellers from tropical countries (where diarrhrea is considered to be common) became ill, whereas 41% of those from countries with more temperate climates had diarrhrea. Only 1 out of 48 Iranians was affected. These findings suggest that immpnity plays an important part in travellers' diarrhrea, and provide some support for the idea that the syndrome is caused by a living agent of disease.
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The Lancet, p. 583-584