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This thesis is based on 5 publications, which are reprinted together with a 48-page overview of the entire study. Sandfly fever (SF) was studied among Swedish UN soldiers in Cyprus, Swedish tourists and indigenous Cypriots. 11 of 298 (4%) UN soldiers had a SF virus infection caused by the Sicilian...

Author(s)
Eitrem, R.
Publisher
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Sandfly fever: epidemiological, clinical and virological studies., 1991, pp 99 pp.
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A case of severe acute balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans penis and the prepuce) caused by larvae of C. anthropophaga in a 10-year-old boy, who had returned to Denmark from Senegal 5 days earlier, is reported. After application of petrolatum, a 10-mm long larva was gently removed with...

Author(s)
Petersen, C. S.; Zachariae, C.
Citation
Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 1999, 79, 2, pp 170
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Background: Malaria transmission in Nepal is focal and seasonal. Based on data in returning travellers the risk of malaria is low. Sources of advice give contradictory information regarding the need for chemoprophylaxis. As a result, a degree of confusion exists among visitors. The aim of this...

Author(s)
Cave, W.; Prativa Pandey; Osrin, D.; Shlim, D. R.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 100-105
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Background: The risk of malaria infection in travellers is seldom known in detail and neither is the efficacy of different prophylactic regimens, due to a lack of controlled trials. Surveillance of malaria diagnosed after return can provide data on risk and efficacy. Methods: An open case-control...

Author(s)
Kofoed, K.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 3, pp 150-154
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Background: Data on the long-term safety of atovaquone/proguanil in nonimmune travellers are limited. Methods: An open-label study, involving 300 Danish soldiers stationed in Eritrea for six months was initiated. The subjects self-reported their symptoms on a post-travel questionnaire. The study...

Author(s)
Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, Supplement 1, pp S13-S15
Abstract

Atovaquone-proguanil has been shown to be effective and well tolerated for malaria prophylaxis in residents of countries of endemicity and in nonimmune adult travelers, but data about traveling children are limited. In a randomized, open-label, multicenter prophylaxis trial, 221 nonimmune pediatric ...

Author(s)
Camus, D.; Djossou, F.; Schilthuis, H. J.; Høgh, B.; Dutoit, E.; Malvy, D.; Roskell, N. S.; Hedgley, C.; Boever, E. H. de; Miller, G. B.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2004, 38, 12, pp 1716-1723
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Background: Radio medical (RM) advice for seafarers and traveling passengers is important and can be crucial for the optimal medical treatment on board ships. The aim of this study was to analyze the data from consultations with passenger ferries to identify areas for possible improvements....

Author(s)
Jensen, O. C.; Bøggild, N. B.; Kristensen, S.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 5, pp 254-260
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A total of 52 volunteers were recruited to take part in a dual-centered, randomized, blinded study so investigators could determine whether the level of airborne infection could be significantly reduced in patients randomly assigned to treatment with either Nasaleze® cellulose extract alone or a...

Author(s)
Hiltunen, R.; Josling, P. D.; James, M. H.
Publisher
Health Communications Inc., Edison, USA
Citation
Advances in Therapy, 2007, 24, 5, pp 1146-1153
Abstract

This paper summarizes data on foreign travel-associated infections reported in Norway during 2007. Gastrointestinal infections were the most frequently reported foreign travel-associated infections among holiday travellers. In 2007, these infections constituted 80% of all reported notifiable...

Author(s)
Blystad, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 29, pp 18929
Abstract

Twelve Finnish tourists contracted falciparum malaria from Gambia in the period between 3 and 27 November 2008. The travellers came from different parts of Finland and all except one had booked the trip from the same travel agency. Ten of them had received information about the risk of malaria in...

Author(s)
Valve, K.; Ruotsalainen, E.; Kärki, T.; Pekkanen, E.; Siikamäki, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 51, pp 19068

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