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In January 2019, five of 11 travellers to Koh Lanta, Thailand, contracted chikungunya, symptoms starting 4 days after presumed transmission. Four cases were hospitalised, one child treated in intensive care; 6 weeks after disease onset, all three adults have persistent arthralgias/arthritis,...

Author(s)
Kantele, A.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 11, pp 1900162
Abstract

We report nine travellers with confirmed chikungunya virus infection, returning from tourist areas of Thailand to Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Romania, Israel and France, diagnosed in January and February 2019. These sentinel tourists support the intensification of chikungunya virus...

Author(s)
Javelle, E.; Florescu, S. A.; Asgeirsson, H.; Jmor, S.; Eperon, G.; Leshem, E.; Blum, J.; Molina, I.; Field, V.; Pietroski, N.; Eldin, C.; Johnston, V.; Cotar, I. A.; Popescu, C.; Hamer, D. H.; Gautret, P.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 10, pp 1900146
Abstract

Background: Extensive global experience shows that rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) through vaccination is effective and well tolerated, yet many travellers opt not to be vaccinated when travelling to rabies-endemic countries. Previous research has identified several factors influencing the...

Author(s)
Marano, C.; Moodley, M.; Melander, E.; Moerlooze, L. de; Nothdurft, H. D.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2019, 26, Suppl. 1, pp S3-S9
Abstract

Background: While the worldwide endemicity of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) has been increasing, a lack of awareness of the risks of this life-threatening disease may be leading to an underutilization of preventive measures among travellers to TBE-endemic regions. This study's objectives were to...

Author(s)
Marano, C.; Moodley, M.; Melander, E.; Moerlooze, L. de; Nothdurft, H. D.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2019, 26, Suppl. 1, pp S10-S16
Abstract

Background: The proportion of newly diagnosed HIV and STI cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) that were contracted abroad has been increasing in Sweden. The present study explored factors associated with casual unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and travelling abroad among MSM. Methods: A...

Author(s)
Persson, K. I.; Berglund, T.; Bergström, J.; Tikkanen, R.; Thorson, A.; Forsberg, B.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 25, pp 58-64
Abstract

Background: The absolute number of travel-related Chlamydia cases in Sweden has consistently increased between 2000 and 2013. Given the growth in international travel, we aimed to study the trends of travel-related Chlamydia incidence to determine differences and identify high-risk groups and...

Author(s)
Decraene, V.; Berenzon, S. K.; Franko, M. A.; Veličko, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 25, pp 42-49
Abstract

Background: Overnight international travels made by Finns more than doubled during 1995-2015. To estimate risks and observe trends of travel-related notifiable sexually transmitted and food- and water-borne infections (STIs and FWIs) among travellers, we analysed national reports of gonorrhoea,...

Author(s)
Zöldi, V.; Sane, J.; Kantele, A.; Rimhanen-Finne, R.; Salmenlinna, S.; Lyytikäinen, O.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 25, pp 35-41
Abstract

Our study showed the immune response before and after a booster against diphtheria given within the 20-year interval recommended in Sweden or after a prolonged interval. Of 40 travellers, 10/13 in recommended interval group were immune before booster and 19/27 with a delayed interval. After...

Author(s)
Stefansson, M.; Askling, H. H.; Rombo, L.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay041
Abstract

Background: In recent years, tourism has become the number one account for foreign exchange income in Iceland, overtaking the fisheries industry and aluminium production. The rise of tourism has strongly affected Icelandic society in various sectors. With the increase of tourists visiting Iceland,...

Author(s)
Kunz, S. N.; Bingert, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 18, pp 36-40
Abstract

Background: Although infections represent the most common health problem of travellers abroad, data on morbidity and incidences of various infections are scarce. Method: Data on infections of Finnish travellers during 2010-2012 were retrieved from the database of SOS International, an assistance...

Author(s)
Siikamäki, H.; Kivelä, P.; Fotopoulos, M.; Kantele, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 15, pp 29-36

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