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We studied food and water-borne diseases (FWDs), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and diseases vaccinated against in the Swedish childhood vaccination programme among Swedish international travellers, in order to identify countries associated with a high number of...

Author(s)
Dahl, V.; Wallensten, A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 7, pp e0181625
Abstract

Background: Contact with animals and their environment has long been recognized as an important source of enteric zoonoses. However, there are limited data available on the burden of illness associated with specific types of animals in Canada. This study describes the overall burden of enteric...

Author(s)
Whitfield, Y.; Johnson, K.; Hobbs, L.; Middleton, D.; Dhar, B.; Vrbova, L.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2017, 17, 217, pp (21 February 2017)
Abstract

Objective: Enteric illness represents a significant burden of illness in Canada and internationally. Building on previous research, an expert elicitation was undertaken to explore the routes of transmission for 28 pathogens involved in enteric illness in Canada. This article considers the...

Author(s)
Butler, A. J.; Pintar, K. D. M.; Thomas, M. K.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 2016, 13, 2, pp 57-64
Abstract

Data collected by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network for 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands during 1997-2010 were analyzed. Malaria (from Comoros and Madagascar), acute nonparasitic diarrhea, and parasitoses were the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases. An increase...

Author(s)
Savini, H.; Gautret, P.; Gaudart, J.; Field, V.; Castelli, F.; López-Vélez, R.; Lim PohLian; Shaw, M.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Simon, F.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 8, pp 1297-1301
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

The Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS) includes variables related to travel for clinicians to fill when notifying travel-associated infections. We measured the completeness and validated the travel-history information for salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, giardiasis and ...

Author(s)
Guzman-Herrador, B.; Vold, L.; Nygard, K.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20294
Abstract

Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
Abstract

Background. Diarrhea is the most common illness among travelers and expatriates in Nepal. Published data on the etiology of travelers' diarrhea (TD) in Nepal are over 13 years old and no prior data exist on antibiotic susceptibility for currently used drugs. We investigated the etiology of diarrhea ...

Author(s)
Prativa Pandey; Bodhidatta, L.; Lewis, M.; Murphy, H.; Shlim, D. R.; Cave, W.; Ramachandran Rajah; Springer, M.; Batchelor, T.; Sornsakrin, S.; Mason, C. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2011, 18, 2, pp 102-108
Abstract

Background. Risk of infections by enteropathogens among individuals traveling outside their country of residence is considered important. Such travel-related cases (TRC) have been poorly estimated and described in Canada. Methods. Data from an enhanced, passive surveillance system of diseases...

Author(s)
Ravel, A.; Nesbitt, A.; Marshall, B.; Sittler, N.; Pollari, F.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2011, 18, 1, pp 8-19
Abstract

Background. This article presents information on all potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) identified by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) involving residents of Scotland. Unlike other systems, this alert system covers potential outbreaks of IID rather than apparently sporadic...

Author(s)
Smith-Palmer, A.; Cowden, J. M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 5, pp 322-327

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