Scientific article

Prophylaxe der infektiosen Reisekrankheiten

ContributorsHirschel, Bernard
Published inTherapeutische Umschau, vol. 48, no. 4, p. 245-250
Publication date1991

Diarrhea, malaria, and viral hepatitis are among the preventable diseases of travellers. In Switzerland, almost all serious cases of malaria are introduced from tropical Africa; therefore, we recommend protection with 250 mg of mefloquin per week for this destination. Elsewhere, protection against mosquitoes, in combination with Fansimef for self-treatment, may be enough. For travellers' diarrhea, we prefer immediate treatment with ciprofloxacin or cotrimoxazol to prophylaxis. Administration of immune globulin against hepatitis A may be recommended for all non-immune tourists, whereas protection against hepatitis B is necessary for health workers and sex tourists.

  • Communicable Disease Control/ methods
  • Diarrhea/prevention & control
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Malaria/prevention & control
  • Risk Factors
  • Travel
  • Typhoid Fever/prevention & control
Citation (ISO format)
HIRSCHEL, Bernard. Prophylaxe der infektiosen Reisekrankheiten. In: Therapeutische Umschau, 1991, vol. 48, n° 4, p. 245–250.
ISSN of the journal0040-5930

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