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Respiratory infections after air travel are frequent, but epidemiological data are incomplete. Using sensitive polymerase chain reactions, we studied the spectrum of atypical bacteria and respiratory viruses in travelers fulfilling the case definition of severe acute respiratory syndrome....

Author(s)
Luna, L. K. de S.; Panning, M.; Grywna, K.; Pfefferle, S.; Drosten, C.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2007, 195, 5, pp 675-679
Abstract

Fifty million people are estimated to travel from industrial countries to the tropics annually. In spite of exhaustive studies and widely different diagnosis among returned patients, some cases of febrile illnesses remain without an etiological diagnosis, suggesting that these cases could be due to ...

Author(s)
Camps, M.; Vilella, A.; Marcos, M. A.; Letang, E.; Muñoz, J.; Salvadó, E.; González, A.; Gascón, J.; Anta, M. T. J. de; Pumarola, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Virology, 2008, 80, 4, pp 711-715
Abstract

A high incidence of respiratory infection, including influenza, has been reported at the Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Reported rates of influenza have been higher among UK than among domestic pilgrims, but this could be explained by methodological differences among studies. Accordingly, the present ...

Author(s)
Rashid, H.; Shafi, S.; Haworth, E.; El--Bashir, H.; Memish, Z. A.; Sudhanva, M.; Smith, M.; Auburn, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2008, 14, 6, pp 569-574
Abstract

Annually about 45,000 European Muslims attend the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. One in seven pilgrims with respiratory symptoms suffers from proven influenza and upwards of one in 25 from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) (Rashid et al, 2008). To investigate whether travellers bring these ...

Author(s)
Rashid, H.; Shafi, S.; Haworth, E.; El-Bashir, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
British Journal of Infection Control, 2008, 9, 4, pp 17-18
Abstract

Background. Every year more than 2 million pilgrims from different countries in the world including Iran participate in the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Respiratory diseases have been the most common cause of illnesses among Iranian pilgrims. Methods. Direct fluorescent staining and viral culture...

Author(s)
Alborzi, A.; Aelami, M. H.; Ziyaeyan, M.; Jamalidoust, M.; Moeini, M.; Pourabbas, B.; Abbasian, A.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 4, pp 239-242
Abstract

Background. Although acute respiratory tract infections (RTI) have been recognized as a significant cause of illness in returning travelers, few studies have specifically evaluated the etiologies of RTI in this population. Methods. This prospective investigation evaluated travelers returning from...

Author(s)
Jauréguiberry, S.; Boutolleau, D.; Grandsire, E.; Kofman, T.; Deback, C.; Aït-Arkoub, Z.; Bricaire, F.; Agut, H.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 22-27

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