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Survey highlights risks of foreign holidays

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1287

Holidays abroad are becoming increasingly risky, with 15% of British holidaymakers falling ill, says a new survey from the Consumers' Association. The survey, of 16000 people who had travelled abroad during the previous 18 months, also found that the proportion of those injured on holiday had doubled in the past four years to 5%.

The relative risks posed by individual countries varied widely, according to the survey. Visitors …

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