Letters

More travel advice and fewer vaccinations are needed

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7379.52/a (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:52
  1. N Hoveyda, specialist registrar in public health medicine (n.hoveyda@doctors.org.uk),
  2. Ron Behrens, senior lecturer
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Clinical Research Unit, London WC1E 7HT

    EDITOR—The health risks associated with international travel range from minor symptoms to severe morbidity and death. In 2000, residents of the United Kingdom made 56.8 million visits abroad, 3.3 times the number made in 1980. Of all visits abroad, 72% were to countries in the European Union and 9% were to North America.

    Beaches, bites, bugs, and boils

    (Credit: SHANE PARTRIDGE/REX)

    Hand in hand with an increase in travel we can expect a similar increase in travel related …

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