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Objective: To analyse the spectrum, vaccination needs and pretravel advice complexity of travellers presenting at a travel medicine clinic in Santiago, Chile. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Pretravel consultations in a private healthcare centre in Chile, an 'emerging market' country in...

Author(s)
Weitzel, T.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
BMJ Open, 2020, 10, 9,
Abstract

Pregnant travellers and their offspring are vulnerable to severe outcomes following a wide range of infections. Vaccine-preventable diseases can have a particularly severe course in pregnant women, but little is known about the safety of travel vaccines in pregnant women. We performed a systematic...

Author(s)
Nasser, R.; Rakedzon, S.; Dickstein, Y.; Mousa, A.; Solt, I.; Peterisel, N.; Feldman, T.; Neuberger, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2020, 27, 2,
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Objectives: Unemployment in Greece has been increasing as a result of the financial crisis. The aim of this study was to assess the changing trends of business travelers and their pretravel preparation. Study design: Prospective, questionnaire-based study. Methods: The study was conducted between...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Lymperi, I.; Minitsios, T.; Katerelos, P.; Souli, M.; Ouzounidou, Z.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Public Health, 2019, 168, pp 168-171
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Background: Travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) define a specific population of travellers exposed to higher risks for health and safety than tourists. The aim of this study was to assess differentials in pre-travel health care in VFR travellers compared to other travellers. Methods: A...

Author(s)
Ferrara, P.; Masuet-Aumatell, C.; Ramon-Torrell, J. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2019, 19, 1397, pp (28 October 2019)
Abstract

Background: Expatriates (expats) from European countries regularly migrate to low-income countries where infectious diseases are more prevalent. Little evidence exists however on pediatric expatriates' compliance with preventive measures related to infectious diseases. This study aims to evaluate...

Author(s)
Decuyper, I. I.; Damme, P. van; Soentjens, P.; Wojciechowski, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019, 32, pp 101424
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Background: The study goal was to assess and compare adverse events (AE) of current vaccinations for travelers under 'real-life conditions'. Method. A prospective observational online questionnaire study was performed from May 2015 till April 2016 in a travel clinic in Germany. Online questionnaire ...

Author(s)
Slesak, G.; Fleck, R.; Scherbaum, H.; Blumenstock, G.; Schäfer, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay026
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This document provides an assessment of the potential health risks related to infectious diseases and other health threats for European Union/European Economic Area citizens during their stay in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage between 19 and 24 August 2018. The following public health risks...

Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Public health risks related to communicable diseases during the 2018 Hajj, Saudi Arabia, 19-24 August 2018, 2018, pp 17 pp.
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This handbook provides easy-to-understand, practical information on routinely recommended preventive vaccines for persons of all ages. It is divided into 4 parts. Part I provides an overview on vaccines, including vaccine facts, patient concerns about receiving vaccines, common vaccine types, and...

Author(s)
Tan, T. Q.; Flaherty, J. P.; Gerbie, M. V.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
The vaccine handbook: a practitioner's guide to maximizing use and efficacy across the lifespan, 2017, pp 272 pp.
Abstract

Background: The annual Hajj and Umrah are one of the largest recurring religious mass gatherings across the globe drawing pilgrims from more than 185 countries. The living circumstances and activities of the pilgrims may create an environment for the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases....

Author(s)
Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Gautret, P.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 19, pp 2-7
Abstract

This paper presents the requirements and recommendations for entry visas for the Hajj and Umra seasons in 2016, as issued by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia. Included are the uptake by travellers of preventive measures (e.g. immunization) for yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis,...

Author(s)
Assiri, A. M.
Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2016, 91, 26/27, pp 331-335

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