by Dwight Bowman
By Tanya Mohn
msnbc.com contributor msnbc.com contributor
updated 10/21/2010 12:36:52 PM ET 2010-10-21T16:36:52
Sujal Parikh, a medical student at the University of
Michigan, was killed on Oct. 12 when a motor-bike
taxi he was riding on as a passenger was hit from
the back by a vehicle in Kampala, Uganda.
Parikh, who was doing HIV/AIDS clinical research,
and his colleagues were on their way home to
They tried repeatedly to hail a taxi, but were unsuccessful.
s a last resort they jumped on
oda- odas or motorbike-
As a last resort, they jumped on boda bodas, or motorbike
taxis, said Jerry Abraham, a friend from boarding school in
Texas, where both men grew up.
Parikh owned a helmet, but did not have it with him. He
died from traumatic brain injury.
Road crashes, the leading cause of tourist
death and serious injury worldwide
A new report warns that global road crashes, the leading
cause of tourist death and serious injury worldwide, will
continue to rise exponentially over the next two decades.
“A deadly cocktail of killer roads, unsafe vehicles, dangerous
driving and disoriented or carefree tourists means many dream
holidays of a lifetime instead become life-ending nightmares,”
reads the introduction to "Bad Trips: International tourism and
road deaths in the developing world," released last month.
Few travelers prepared
“People have accepted that vaccines are important. But we
need to do the same thing about all aspects of road safety,”
inh- arr the North American director of Make
said Bella Dinh Zarr, the North American director of Make
Roads Safe, a global initiative, and director of road safety for
the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society, a
nonprofit group based in London.
Disease - Modes of Acquisition
Oral ingestion of infective stages
irect contact with soil or water
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