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Traveller's diarrhoea is the most common illness acquired by visitors to Developing Countries, affecting 20-50% of the 35 million people who travel from industrialized countries each year. Important risk factors include point of origin and destination of the traveller, host factors and exposure to...

Author(s)
Lima, A. Â. M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2001, 14, 5, pp 547-552
Abstract

39 outbreaks associated with drinking water (in 25 states), 59 outbreaks associated with recreational water (in 23 states) and 2 outbreaks associated with occupational exposure to water were reported in the USA, during 1999-2000. The 39 outbreaks associated with drinking water affected an estimated ...

Author(s)
Lee, S. H.; Levy, D. A.; Craun, G. F.; Beach, M. J.; Calderon, R. L.
Publisher
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2002, 51, SS-8, pp 1-48
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Author(s)
Ryan, E. T.; Wilson, M. E.; Kain, K. C.
Publisher
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, USA
Citation
New England Journal of Medicine, 2002, 347, 7, pp 505-516
Abstract

Aim: To identify causes of fever, treatable diseases and the most helpful investigations in febrile children who had travelled to the tropics or subtropics in the preceding year. Methods: Prospective observational study of all admissions to children's wards in a district general hospital in...

Author(s)
West, N. S.; Riordan, F. A. I.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2003, 88, 5, pp 432-434
Abstract

Traveller's diarrhoea (TD) is the most frequent health problem faced by travellers to developing countries. The epidemiology of TD has been extensively studied, but from the aetiologic point of view, new enteropathogens have emerged as causes of TD. The great diversity of aetiologies and the...

Author(s)
Gascón, J.; Corachán, M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, London, UK
Citation
Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 2003, 14, 3, pp 73-78
Abstract

This article reviews information on health risks associated with travel to Lebanon. Infections transmitted through the faecal-oral route, including infectious diarrhoea (shigellosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and Escherichia coli infection), hepatitis A, typhoid fever, parasitic infections...

Author(s)
Musharrafieh, U. M.; Bizri, A. R.; El-Hajj, I.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 5, pp 280-285
Abstract

A wide range of viral, bacterial, and protozoal diseases pose risk to long-term tropical travelers. Risk varies geographically and with lifestyle. For some infections, risk increases with duration of stay, coming to resemble that of the local population. Risk management strategies include...

Author(s)
Toovey, S.; Moerman, F.; Gompel, A. van
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14, 1, pp 50-60
Abstract

Traveller's diarrhoea (TD) occurs in 20 to 60% of European or North-American travellers in intertropical areas. Following return from an endemic zone, malaria must always be considered in the presence of febrile diarrhoea. Many causative infectious agents are involved in TD and their frequency may...

Author(s)
Cavallo, J. D.; Garrabé, E.
Publisher
Elsevier SAS, Paris, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2007, 37, 11, pp 722-727
Abstract

Fifty-one published studies of travelers' diarrhea (TD) were examined to look for regional differences in pathogens identified. Enterotoxigenic E. coli was detected in 1,678/5,518 (30.4%) of TD cases overall, with rates in Latin America/Caribbean (L. America), Africa, south Asia, and Southeast Asia ...

Author(s)
Shah, N.; DuPont, H. L.; Ramsey, D. J.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2009, 80, 4, pp 609-614
Abstract

Objectives: Infectious gastrointestinal disease (IGD) is a significant cause of morbidity in returned international travellers. This study aims to elucidate host and travel characteristics associated with IGD presentation, and describe the broad spectrum of aetiological pathogens responsible by...

Author(s)
Swaminathan, A.; Torresi, J.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Thursky, K.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Connor, B. A.; Schwartz, E.; Vonsonnenberg, F.; Keystone, J.; O'Brien, D. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 59, 1, pp 19-27

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