Travel medicine for the primary care physician
STEVEN D. MAWHORTER, MDADDRESS: Steven D. Mawhorter, MD, Department of Infectious, Disease, S32, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid, Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; phone 216-444-3606; fax 216445-9446.
Each year millions of people travel overseas, where they may come into contact with infectious diseases unfamiliar to citizens of the industrialized world. Reviewing the potential risks, and how to avoid them, greatly enhances the chances of an uneventful trip. This article contains specific recommendations including recipes for oral rehydration solutions that travelers can prepare.