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Most cases of traveler's diarrhea are caused by

bacterial - E.coli

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Most cases of traveler's diarrhea are caused by

bacterial - E.coli

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Areas of highest risk for traveler's diarrhea

Asia, middle east, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America

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Loperamide should be avoided in this age group and why

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Who should not take pepto bismol

anticoagulants, salicylate allergy, renal insufficiency, children

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Treatment of traveler's diarrhea

hydration, loperamide, bismuth subsalicylate, quinolone. untreated lasts 3-7 days

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high risk areas for contracting typhoid fever

east and southeast asia, africa, caribbean, central and south america

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how is traveler's diarrhea transmitted

unclean food/water

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how is typhoid fever transmitted

consumption of food or water contaminated with feces

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incubation of typhoid

6-30 days

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Symptoms of typhoid fever

fatigue, malaise, fever, earache, anorexia, hepatosplenomegaly, intestinal hemorrhage/perforation

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Who is at highest risk for contracting hepatitis A

those traveling from developed countries to developing countries

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hepatitis A transmission

ingestion of fecal matter

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Symptoms of hepatitis A

fever, malaise, jaundice, nausea, abdominal discomfort (can last 7 weeks)

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hepatitis B transmission

contaminated blood or bodily fluids

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Who should get hepatitis B vaccine prior to travel

planning to have sex with new partners, receiving medical care, providing medical care

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Who should get hepatitis B vaccine prior to travel

planning to have sex with new partners, receiving medical care, providing medical care

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Areas of highest risk for traveler's diarrhea

Asia, middle east, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America

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Loperamide should be avoided in this age group and why

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Who should not take pepto bismol

anticoagulants, salicylate allergy, renal insufficiency, children

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Treatment of traveler's diarrhea

hydration, loperamide, bismuth subsalicylate, quinolone. untreated lasts 3-7 days

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high risk areas for contracting typhoid fever

east and southeast asia, africa, caribbean, central and south america

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how is traveler's diarrhea transmitted

unclean food/water

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how is typhoid fever transmitted

consumption of food or water contaminated with feces

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incubation of typhoid

6-30 days

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Atovaquone/Proquanil advantages

well tolerated, started right before travel, short treatment

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Atovaquone/Proquanil disadvantages

daily dosing, not used in pregnancy, cost

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hepatitis A transmission

ingestion of fecal matter

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Symptoms of hepatitis A

fever, malaise, jaundice, nausea, abdominal discomfort (can last 7 weeks)

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hepatitis B transmission

contaminated blood or bodily fluids