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Background. Visiting friends and relatives (VFRs), especially young VFRs, are increasingly recognized in the industrialized world as a high-risk group of travelers. Methods. We performed a descriptive, cross-sectional design study of cases of malaria, hepatitis A, and typhoid reported to the Quebec ...

Author(s)
Bui YenGiang; Trépanier, S.; Milord, F.; Blackburn, M.; Provost, S.; Gagnon, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2011, 18, 6, pp 373-378
Abstract

Background. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can affect travelers to sub-Saharan Africa, as well as migrants from disease endemic countries (DECs), posing diagnosis challenges to travel health services in non-disease endemic countries (non-DECs). Methods. Cases reported in journals have been...

Author(s)
Simarro, P. P.; Franco, J. R.; Cecchi, G.; Paone, M.; Diarra, A.; Postigo, J. A. R.; Jannin, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 44-53
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Fourteen cases of toxoplasmosis in immunocompetent travelers who visited high prevalence countries are described. This represents the first series of toxoplasmosis in returned travelers from North America, substantiating the need to consider toxoplasmosis in returned travelers who present with...

Author(s)
Anand, R.; Jones, C. W.; Ricks, J. H.; Sofarelli, T. A.; Hale, D. C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 57-60
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Background: Clinical observations suggest that Canadian-born (CB) travellers are prone to more severe malaria, characterized by higher parasite density in the blood, and severe symptoms, such as cerebral malaria and renal failure, than foreign-born travellers (FB) from areas of malaria endemicity....

Author(s)
McMullin, G.; Mackenzie, R.; Lau, R.; Khang, J.; Zhang HaiBo; Rajwans, N.; Liles, W. C.; Pillai, D. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2012, 11, 148, pp (3 May 2012)
Abstract

A 52-year-old man presented in January 2009 with a 48-h history of fever, headache, nonpurulent conjunctivitis, fatigue and a left subclavicular chancre. His symptoms began as he was returning to Canada from a 3-week trip to East Africa during which he ascended Mount Kilimanjaro, visited the...

Author(s)
Davis, J. P.; Chaubey, V. P.; Warren, R.; Parkins, M.; Louie, M.; Gregson, D.; Sabuda, D.; Kuhn, S.
Publisher
Pulsus Group Inc., Oakville, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, 2012, 23, 3, pp 108-109
Abstract

Background: Children under 5 represent 86% of annual malaria deaths in the world. Following increasing trends in international travel, cases of imported malaria are rising in North America. We describe the epidemiology of malaria diagnosed at a tertiary care pediatric center in the multicultural...

Author(s)
Evans, A. B.; Kulik, D.; Banerji, A.; Boggild, A.; Kain, K. C.; Abdelhaleem, M.; Morris, S. K.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Pediatrics, 2014, 14, 251, pp (4 October 2014)

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