Medical Conditions Affecting Well-Accommodated Travelers in Lebanon

Authors

  • Bassem Saab,

    1. Bassem Saab, MD, and Umayya Musharrafieh, MD: Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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  • Umayya Musharrafieh

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    1. Bassem Saab, MD, and Umayya Musharrafieh, MD: Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
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Abstract

There are no data on the prevalence of common diseases affecting travelers to Lebanon. Between 2001 and 2002, one among nine physicians was consulted on guests who needed medical attention in a five-star Beirut hotel. Physicians were consulted 114 times. The mean age of the patients was 36.6 years. Gastroenteritis (50.9%) followed by respiratory problems (25.4%) were the leading causes for consultation.

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