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Background. The Hajj is the largest annual mass gathering event in the world, thus favoring the transmission of various infections: 183 different nationalities, high temperatures, coincidence with the start of the flu season in the Northern hemisphere, a long barefoot walk, tent-type accommodation, ...

Author(s)
Salmon-Rousseau, A.; Piednoir, E.; Cattoir, V.; Blanchardière, A. de la
Publisher
Elsevier Masson SAS, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2016, 46, 7, pp 346-354
Abstract

This journal issue presents recommendations developed by the Committee of Diseases related to travel and imported Diseases (DIAC) and approved by the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) during a meeting held in 24 April 2015. They take into account the data of the National Reference Centre (CNR)...

Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2015, No.21/22, pp 421 pp.
Abstract

Vaccination guidelines for international travellers in Spain are presented. Routine vaccination is offered for the following diseases: hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Haemophilus influenza b, poliomyelitis, group c meningococci, pneumococcal disease, measles, mumps, rubella, human...

Author(s)
Fernández, M.; Mollar, J.; Martínez, H.; Díez, A.
Publisher
Unitat d'Educació per a la Salut, Valencia, Spain
Citation
Viure en Salut, 2014, No.102, pp 15-16
Abstract

This paper presents the 2014 health recommendations for travellers. It includes: vaccination against cholera, Japanese encephalitis, tickborne encephalitis, yellow fever, typhoid, seasonal influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive meningococcal disease, rabies, rotavirus, measles and...

Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2014, No.16/17, pp 264-311
Abstract

We describe travelers who were evaluated pre-travel to Brazil from March 2008 through July 2010 in the Boston area. Of 599 Brazil travelers, 71%, 58%, and 50% received vaccines for yellow fever (YF), typhoid, and hepatitis A, respectively. Fewer received influenza and hepatitis B vaccines (14%,...

Author(s)
Iliaki, E.; Chen, L. H.; Hamer, D. H.; Macleod, W. B.; Jentes, E. S.; Barnett, E. D.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 3, pp 214-217
Abstract

This year the Hajj will take place during 24-29 October. Recent outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cholera in Sierra Leone, and infections associated with a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and Qatar required review of the health...

Author(s)
Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20295
Abstract

Vaccination is the most efficient strategy to prevent infectious disease. The increased vulnerability to infection of the elderly makes them a particularly important target population for vaccination. However, most vaccines are less immunogenic and efficient in the elderly because of age-related...

Author(s)
Weinberger, B.; Grubeck-Loebenstein, B.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2012, 18, s5, pp 100-108
Abstract

This paper summarizes health requirements and recommendations by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia to all travellers seeking entry into their country in pilgrimage. These include vaccinations against yellow fever, meningococcal disease, poliomyelitis, and seasonal influenza, as well as other...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2012, 87, 30, pp 277-280
Abstract

This journal article discusses vaccinations for travellers as part of the recommendations for travelling health professionals in France as of 2012. Vaccinations updates are discussed. Important diseases mentioned include measles, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever,...

Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2012, No.20/21, pp 226-253
Abstract

This paper presents the health requirements and recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia for travellers applying for entry visas for the Hajj and Umra seasons in 2011, including vaccination requirements for yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis and seasonal...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2011, 86, 39, pp 425-428

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