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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Research

Imported Infectious Disease and Purpose of Travel, Switzerland

Lukas Fenner*1, Rainer Weber*, Robert Steffen*, and Patricia Schlagenhauf*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland; 1Current affiliation: University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland;

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Table 3

Association of infectious disease in persons whose purpose of travel was visiting friends and relatives (VFR) versus traditional travelers (travelers)*.

Odds ratiop value95% CI
Univariate analysis
HIV/AIDS/STI
2.42
0.019
1.15–5.07
Malaria
3.04
0.014
1.25–7.40
Diarrhea, acute
0.36
0.0001
0.21–0.61
Viral hepatitis
2.84
0.046
1.01–7.97
Respiratory infection
0.89
0.692
0.51–1.55
Viral syndrome
0.7
0.362
0.32–1.50
Multivariate analysis (adjusted to age and sex)

HIV/AIDS/STI
2.63
0.014
1.21–5.69
Malaria
2.93
0.021
1.17–7.32
Diarrhea, acute
0.47
0.007
0.27–0.81
Viral hepatitis3.150.0321.10–9.02

*CI, confidence interval; STI, sexually transmitted infection.

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1Current affiliation: University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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