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Background: Acute hepatitis is a well-described cause of morbidity and sporadic mortality in travelers. Data regarding the epidemiology of hepatitis in travelers are lacking. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology of acute viral hepatitis among travelers returning from tropical...

Author(s)
Lachish, T.; Tandlich, M.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 4, pp 232-236
Abstract

Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Brownstein, J. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Barnett, E.; Schwartz, E.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Castelli, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Freedman, D. O.; Cheng, A. C.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 7, pp 1049-1057
Abstract

Since November 2012, there has been an increase in reported cases of hepatitis A in tourists returning from Egypt in several European countries. As of 24 April, 80 HAV cases in travellers with symptom onset after 1 November 2012 visiting different areas in Egypt have been reported. Four cases from...

Author(s)
MacDonald, E.; Steens, A.; Stene-Johansen, K.; Lassen, S. G.; Midgley, S. E.; Lawrence, J.; Crofts, J.; Ngui, S. L.; Balogun, K.; Frank, C.; Faber, M.; Gertler, M.; Verhoef, L.; Koopmans, M.; Sane, J.; Pelt, W. van; Sundqvist, L.; Vold, L.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2013, 18, 17, pp 20468
AbstractFull Text

Data from the Health Board on imported infectious diseases during the last 5 years are presented by disease and country of infection. This data is helpful in order to give timely information on possible risks of infection and recommendations on preventive measures to medical officers, tourists and...

Author(s)
Ryabinina, J.
Publisher
EpiNorth, Nydalen, Norway
Citation
EpiNorth - Journal of the Network for Communicable Disease Control in Northern and Eastern Europe, 2011, 12, 3, pp 69-71
Abstract

Background. There is a lack of studies evaluating pre-travel health care for children who travel to visit friends and relatives (VFR). We evaluated travel health services provided to children VFR travelers (CVFRs) as compared with adult VFR travelers (AVFRs). CVFRs and AVFRs were also compared with ...

Author(s)
Hagmann, S.; Benavides, V.; Neugebauer, R.; Purswani, M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 6, pp 407-412
Abstract

We report the etiology of hepatitis in travelers over a ten year period from January 1994 December 2003. Clinics catering to expatriates and tourists in endemic Nepal provided sera for diagnostic testing from persons with signs and symptoms compatible with clinical hepatitis and alanine...

Author(s)
Scott, R. M.; Pandey, P.; Shlim, D. R.; Khin-Saw-Aye-Myint
Publisher
SEAMEO TROPMED Network, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2009, 40, 4, pp 731-737
Abstract

Anthropozoonotic (human to nonhuman animal) transmission of infectious disease poses a significant threat to wildlife. A large proportion of travelers to tropical regions are not protected against vaccine-preventable illnesses, and a majority of these travelers demonstrate poor recall of actual...

Author(s)
Muehlenbein, M. P.; Martinez, L. A.; Lemke, A. A.; Ambu, L.; Nathan, S.; Alsisto, S.; Andau, P.; Sakong, R.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, New York, USA
Citation
EcoHealth, 2008, 5, 3, pp 371-378

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