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The authors present a descriptive study on hepatitis A among Danish travellers in the period 1980-2007 based on data from a large survey among 26,640 Danes regarding travel habits, as well as national surveillance and population data. There are five messages to be read from the results: (1) The...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Larsen, C. S.; Howitz, M.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 58, 1, pp 47-52
Abstract

Objectives: The authors examine the rationale and efficacy of pre-travel hepatitis B immunization strategies based on itinerary and presumed on-travel risk behaviour. Methods: A large survey among 26,640 Danes survey provided data on journey lengths and destinations, immunization coverage, risk...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Petersen, E.; Larsen, G. S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 59, 5, pp 353-359
Abstract

Two regions should be individualized in North African area. In the region of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) and Egypt, due to climatic and socioeconomic conditions, the traveler is at risk of acquiring a number of infections common to other geographic areas. However, the...

Author(s)
Gautret, P.; Mouffok, N.; Parola, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases: a geographic guide, 2011, pp 98-110
Abstract

Southern Africa's burden of disease is dominated by the collision of two epidemics; HIV and tuberculosis. Malaria completes the triumvirate of major clinical infectious diseases, with endemic areas in all countries except Lesotho. The traveler to southern Africa is at risk of acquiring a number of...

Author(s)
Mendelson, M.; Perovic, O.; Blumberg, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases: a geographic guide, 2011, pp 111-127
Abstract

West Africa occupies approximately one-fifth of Africa. The vast majority of this region is composed of plains lying less than 300 m above sea level, but the northern section is composed of a semiarid terrain known as the Sahel, a transitional zone between the Sahara and the savannahs and forests...

Author(s)
Herman, J. S.; Chiodini, P. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases: a geographic guide, 2011, pp 128-138
Abstract

Objectives: To assess journey length and other predictors of travel-related acute hepatitis A (HAV) and B (HBV) virus infection among native Danes and determine the sensitivity and specificity of current pre-travel vaccination guidelines. Methods: A nationwide case-control study was perfomed...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Thomsen, R. W.; Cowan, S.; Larsen, C. S.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2012, 64, 4, pp 399-408

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