Infectious illness is common in travelers from other countries visiting the United States. Skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory infections, and gastrointestinal illness are most likely, but specific geographic illnesses such as Lyme disease also occur.
This observational cohort study was conducted among 1.25 million adults from 4 private US healthcare organizations (HCO): Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania; Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan; Kaiser Permanente-Northwest, Portland, Oregon; Kaiser Permanente, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Two men (one age 57 with no prior significant illnesses and one age 67 with type 2 diabetes) from northwestern Missouri presented separately to a hospital with illnesses characterized by fever, fatigue, diarrhea, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia.
Conceding that the effectiveness of risk-based hepatitis C virus testing has plateaued, public health officials are rolling the dashboard dice to capture the grand-daddy of all birth cohorts: Baby Boomers.