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To investigate trends in travel-associated morbidity with particular emphasis on emerging infections with the potential for introduction into Europe, diagnoses of 7,408 returning travellers presenting to 16 EuroTravNet sites in 2010 were compared with 2008 and 2009. A significant increase in...

Author(s)
Gautret, P.; Cramer, J. P.; Field, V.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Vries, P. J. de; Grobusch, M. P.; Lopez-Velez, R.; Castelli, F.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Askling, H. H.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Lalloo, D. G.; Loutan, L.; Rapp, C.; Basto, F.; O'Connor, F. S.; Weld, L.; Parola, P.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 26, pp 16-26
Abstract

Background: International travel continues to increase, particularly to Asia and Africa. Clinicians are increasingly likely to be consulted for advice before travel or by ill returned travelers. Objective: To describe typical diseases in returned travelers according to region, travel reason, and...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Libman, M. D.; Cramer, J. P.; Castelli, F.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Schwartz, E.; Barnett, E. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Brownstein, J. S.; Cheng, A. C.; Sotir, M. J.; Esposito, D. H.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Annals of Internal Medicine, 2013, 158, 6, pp 456-468
Abstract

To understand geographic variation in travel-related illness acquired in distinct African regions, we used the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network database to analyze records for 16,893 ill travelers returning from Africa over a 14-year period. Travelers to northern Africa most commonly reported...

Author(s)
Mendelson, M.; Han, P. V.; Vincent, P.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Cramer, J. P.; Loutan, L.; Kain, K. C.; Parola, P.; Hagmann, S.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Sotir, M.; Schlagenhauf, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 4, pp 532-541
Abstract

Background. Parenteral artesunate is recommended as first-line therapy for severe malaria. While its efficacy is firmly established, data on safety are still incomplete. Delayed hemolysis has been described in hyperparasitemic nonimmune travelers, but it is unknown if African children are equally...

Author(s)
Rolling, T.; Agbenyega, T.; Issifou, S.; Adegnika, A. A.; Sylverken, J.; Spahlinger, D.; Ansong, D.; Löhr, S. J. Z.; Burchard, G. D.; May, J.; Mordmüller, B.; Krishna, S.; Kremsner, P. G.; Cramer, J. P.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014, 209, 12, pp 1921-1928
Abstract

Background: Limited data exist on infectious diseases imported to various locations in Europe, particularly after travel within the continent. Methods: To investigate travel-related disease relevant to Europe that is potentially preventable through pre-travel intervention, we analyzed the...

Author(s)
Warne, B.; Weld, L. H.; Cramer, J. P.; Field, V. K.; Grobusch, M. P.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Castelli, F.; Lalloo, D. G.; Ursing, J.; Chappuis, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; López-Vélez, R.; Rapp, C.; Smith, K. C.; Parola, P.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 4, pp 248-254
Abstract

Malaria is still a major threat to health in tropical regions. Particular attention should be directed to malaria prevention in infants and pregnant women as they are at high risk for plasmodial infection and complicated malaria. In this review, we summarize and discuss current evidence on malaria...

Author(s)
Roggelin, L.; Cramer, J. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 3, pp 229-236
Abstract

Background. Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, events that are expected to attract hundreds of thousands of international travelers. Travelers to Brazil will encounter locally endemic infections as well as mass event-specific risks. Methods. We...

Author(s)
Wilson, M. E.; Chen, L. H.; Han, P. V.; Keystone, J. S.; Cramer, J. P.; Segurado, A.; Hale, D.; Jensenius, M.; Schwartz, E.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Leder, K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2014, 58, 10, pp 1347-1356
Abstract

Background: Travel is important in the acquisition and dissemination of infection. We aimed to assess European surveillance data for travel-related illness to profile imported infections, track trends, identify risk groups, and assess the usefulness of pre-travel advice. Methods: We analysed...

Author(s)
Schlagenhauf, P.; Weld, L.; Goorhuis, A.; Gautret, P.; Weber, R.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Lopez-Vélez, R.; Jensenius, M.; Cramer, J. P.; Field, V. K.; Odolini, S.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Chappuis, F.; Malvy, D.; Genderen, P. J. J. van; Mockenhaupt, F.; Jauréguiberry, S.; Smith, C.; Beeching, N. J.; Ursing, J.; Parola, P.; Grobusch, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2015, 15, 1, pp 55-64
Abstract

In 2004, Plasmodium knowlesi was first recognised as a relevant cause of human malaria in Southeast Asia. Since then, P. knowlesi has been described from all Southeast Asian countries except Laos and has become well-established as the fifth human malaria parasite and the first significant zoonotic ...

Author(s)
Cramer, J. P.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2015, 17, 3, pp 8
Abstract

Artesunate has replaced quinine as the recommended first-line treatment of severe malaria as it clears parasites faster and lowers mortality. After artesunate's introduction, however, reports of delayed haemolysis have emerged. Typically, this adverse haemolytic event peaks two to three weeks after ...

Author(s)
Rolling, T.; Agbenyega, T.; Sanjeev Krishna; Kremsner, P. G.; Cramer, J. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2015, 13, 2, pp 143-149

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