Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 26th, 2004
"Sexually transmissible diseases (STDs), the most common notifiable infectious conditions, remain major threats to reproductive and public health worldwide.
"Travelers are particularly vulnerable to STDs, because of voluntary or involuntary sexual behavior while abroad, and are significant vectors who introduce new pathogens and resistant strains to unaffected parts of the world," investigators in China wrote.
"This article outlines some key issues that travel medicine specialists and other clinicians should revisit when providing services to travelers.
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