Spread of resistant bacteria via international travel
Bacteria colonize the skin of every human being. In the past years, studies have shown that the travel to several defined countries was associated with a high risk to acquire multidrug-resistant bacteria. These bacteria usually do not cause any harm, but can colonize the travelers for weeks or months after return.
We want to find out, when travelers acquire colonization with multidrug-resistant bacteria and which risk factors facilitate colonization.
Are you planning to travel to one of the regions marked in yellow, orange or red color in the figure above? Then we would like to invite you to participate in our study!
Participation is voluntary. Time and effort for you will be limited. After your travel, you will receive a lab report about our findings on your bacterial flora.