Health risks of overseas travel

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7437.464-c (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:464

Ignorance and complacency prevail about infectious diseases

  1. Ulf R Dahle, scientist (ulf.dahle@fhi.no),
  2. Fernanda C Petersen, postdoctoral fellow
  1. Division of Infectious Disease Control, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N-0403 Oslo, Norway
  2. Institute of Oral Biology, Dental Faculty, PO Box 1052 Blindern, University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo

    EDITOR—Dobson comments on an article that is to appear in Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, in which the researchers call for more education about the prevention of malaria and other infectious diseases.1 2

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