An all-inclusive vacation

Szakacs, Tom A.; McCarthy, Anne E.
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p29
Academic Journal
The article discusses the medical history of a 70-year-old man who acquired typhoid fever after his trip to a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Details related to the symptoms of his infectious disease and the diagnosis are mentioned. Information on the possible causes of the disease and its epidemiology is included.


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