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Recent advances in travel medicine include the use of computer resources to obtain information on outbreaks and recommendations to travelers, the introduction of atovaquone/proguanil as chemoprophylaxis and treatment for malaria, the use of azithromycin as an alternative in the self-treatment of...

Author(s)
Chen, L. H.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2002, 4, 1, pp 50-58
Abstract

This supplement contains medical guidelines for airline passengers experiencing or having the following conditions during flight: flight stress, hypobaric hypoxia and cardiovascular diseases, deep vein thrombosis, respiratory diseases (infectious and non-infectious), pregnant, diseases involving...

Publisher
Aerospace Medical Association, Alexandria, USA
Citation
Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 2003, 74, 5(2), pp A1-A19
Abstract

The care of the traveling child has become more complex and specialized as vaccine developments and recommendations have evolved. Differences in the pediatric immune response and the rationale for vaccine use or omission at certain ages must be considered. Protecting children from travel-related...

Author(s)
Mackell, S. M.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 37, 11, pp 1508-1516
Abstract

This article discusses the necessity of setting priorities in the area of travel vaccination in terms of the risk of exposure to vaccine-preventable diseases, basic immunization status and health resources available to the travellers. The vaccinations requested by national governments as entry...

Author(s)
Zuckerman, J. N.
Publisher
Adis International Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand
Citation
BioDrugs, 2003, 17, 1, Supplement 1, pp 1-6
Abstract

This book will serve as a guide for health care professionals when discussing travel health. It provides travel health advice in a very visual and comprehensible format, and is divided into 3 sections. Section One gives general advice on topics such as water, food and personal hygiene, accidents,...

Author(s)
Chiodini, J.; Boyne, L.
Publisher
B.C. Decker Inc, Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Atlas of travel medicine and health, 2003, pp vii + 136 pp.
Abstract

People who are HIV+ travelling around the world comprise a unique group with regards to possible immunological disorders that can be intensified by climatic and time factors. Increased exposure of vulnerable tourists to various biological factors (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) is...

Author(s)
Panasiuk, A.
Publisher
Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Przegląd Epidemiologiczny, 2004, 58, Supplement 1, pp 97-100
Abstract

During 1998-2001, a survey was conducted regarding the use of travel vaccines among Japanese expatriates in developing countries. Questionnaires were given to each subject, and each subject was requested to note the vaccines he or she had received before departure. Results showed that during the...

Author(s)
Hamada, A.; Ujita, Y.; Okuzawa, E.; Koga, T.; Uchikoshi, A.; Fukushima, S.; Hondo, K.; Nishikawa, T.; Basugi, N.
Publisher
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
Citation
Tropical Medicine and Health, 2004, 32, 2, pp 199-202
Abstract

For older populations, most of whom are women, preventing illnesses and deaths through the use of vaccines is a leading public health challenge. Our understanding about how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines and immune...

Author(s)
Gardner, P.; Pabbatireddy, S.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2004, 10, 11, pp 1990-1995
Abstract

This paper reviews the current epidemiological threat of vaccine-preventable infections among travellers. The incidence of infections that can be prevented by required (yellow fever), routine (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles and hepatitis B) and recommended (influenza, hepatitis A,...

Author(s)
Steffen, R.; Connor, B. A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 1, pp 26-35
Abstract

Africa's varied ecology presents a wide range of travel health threats: infections; accidents; envenomations; an uncertain drug supply; problematic access to competent medical care outside South Africa. Important vaccine preventable diseases include yellow fever, meningococcal disease, typhoid,...

Author(s)
Toovey, S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2006, 4, 3/4, pp 147-158

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