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Travelers beware! Infections may lurk even in the most expensive hotel!

Diarrhea, dengue fever, infectious hepatitis and malaria. From trips abroad in addition pleasant experiences often we bring dangerous infections. The threat while not the only people to developing areas, but also visitors of many developed European countries.

Statistics show that 50-75% of foreign tourists suffer from certain health problems destinations, most of infectious origin. These diseases are worth 3% of deaths travelers abroad. The most common infections that have shipped from trips abroad include travelers' diarrhea, fever and skin and liver diseases, respiratory diseases, as well as sexually transmitted diseases.

Unwanted accompaniment

Travellers' diarrhea is the most common health problems when traveling to countries with low levels of hygiene. The areas with the highest risk are Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Indigestion they may also affect developed countries. Difficulties frequently cause gastrointestinal called enterotoxigenic strains of Escherichia coli. Viral or parasitic origin is only 5-10% of cases - then the culprit is mainly parasitic disease giardiasis. Doctors diagnosed this year already 14 cases of this serious disease. Less common causes of travelers' diarrhea include psychological stress, increased intestinal peristalsis when traveling, spicy and fatty foods or exotic tropical fruit laxative effect. Most cases occur during the first two weeks of stay. Diarrhea fortunately nemívá serious course, but even so, they can greatly annoy.

Severe febrile infections

Febrile diseases occur in up to 12% of travelers visiting the tropics and subtropics.
The most severe and most common parasitic infection is malaria, which was in the course of this year has been diagnosed in 10 travelers.
In recent years, increasing to accommodate the number of visceral leishmaniasis, which is often imported from the Mediterranean, mainly from Croatia. Parasitic disease manifests lingering fever, enlargement of the spleen, lymph nodes and skin ulcers.
The most common viral infections include hepatitis A clearly - when the patient has fever, jaundice, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, and dark urine. The risk of contagion also pose quality hotels in tourist centers such as Egypt, Turkey and Thailand.
In recent years the increasing number of diseases transmitted by arthropods. Dengue fever this year was diagnosed in 10 patients.
The numbers of annual cases soar even exotic disease chikungunya, which are transmitted by mosquitoes.

Doctors on the contrary, in recent years, have not seen no cases of typhoid fever, and even through a preventive vaccinations when traveling abroad.

Do not forget the vaccinations and insurance

To travelers abroad but other threats lurk in the form of sexually transmitted diseases, meningococcal infections and various parasitic infections. Important role in preventing played mainly vaccines that can protect against a wide range of infectious diseases. Before each trip so you should visit a travel medicine center and detailed briefing. In addition, experts advise you how to defend against infectious diseases. Equally important is travel insurance to help in case of illness will ensure quality treatment in a medical facility and, in addition, covers the costs associated with it. Indeed luck favors the prepared a thorough prevention ensure that you enjoy your vacation memorable experiences took only without the unwanted souvenirs in the form of infectious diseases.

Source: Travel

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