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March 2, 1984

Epidemiology of Travelers' Diarrhea-Reply

Author Affiliations

Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine University of Zurich

JAMA. 1984;251(9):1161-1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340330023011

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In Reply.—  As stated in our article and in Dr Allard's letter, there are several reasons against reporting the effect of drug prophylaxis on the incidence of diarrhea in travelers. In view of the importance of just this question, we have meanwhile started a controlled, randomized study and will report on our findings in due time.