We performed prospective screening of stool for multidrug-resistant organisms from 608 US international travelers and identified an acquisition rate of 38% following travel. Carriage rates remained significantly elevated for at least 6 months post-travel. Travel-related diarrhea was a risk factor for acquisition, as well as for long-term carriage upon return.
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Worby, C. J., Earl, A. M., Turbett, S. E., Becker, M., Rao, S. R., Oliver, E., Taylor Walker, A., Walters, M., Kelly, P., Leung, D. T., Knouse, M., Hagmann, S., Ryan, E. T., & LaRocque, R. C. (2020). Acquisition and Long-term Carriage of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in US International Travelers. Open forum infectious diseases, 7(12), ofaa543. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa543
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine