Differences in Travel-Associated Diseases between Older and Younger Adults

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Abstract

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This study analyzed prospective data from 1997 to 2009 on ill international travelers. Compared to younger travelers, those 60 years and older had a higher incidence of lower respiratory infections, high-altitude pulmonary edema, phlebitis and pulmonary embolism, arthropod bites, severe malaria, rickettsiosis, gastritis, peptic ulcers, esophagitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease, trauma and injuries, urinary tract infections, heart disease, and death.

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