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Background: Obesity is a worldwide epidemic and was empirically shown to increase the risk of developing severe influenza virus infection. As international travel becomes more common and obesity is now prevalent even in low- and middle-income countries, travellers may have an increased risk of...

Author(s)
Honce, R.; Schultz-Cherry, S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2019, 26, 3, pp taz020
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Background: The high volume of US-Mexico land border crossings can facilitate international dissemination of influenza viruses. Methods: We surveyed adult pedestrians crossing into the United States at two international land ports of entry to assess vaccination coverage during the 2009H1N1...

Author(s)
Rodriguez-Lainz, A.; DeSisto, C.; Waterman, S.; Wiedemann, M. S.; Moore, C. W.; Williams, W. W.; Moser, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019, 27, pp 99-103
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Background: The pilgrimage to Mecca and Karbala bring many Muslims to a confined area. Respiratory tract infections are the most common diseases transmitted during mass gatherings in Hajj, Umrah and Karbala. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the prevalence of Middle East...

Author(s)
Yavarian, J.; Jandaghi, N. Z. S.; Naseri, M.; Hemmati, P.; Dadras, M.; Gouya, M. M.; Azad, T. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 21, pp 51-55
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Background: International travellers are at risk of travel-related, vaccine-preventable diseases. More data are needed on the proportion of travellers who refuse vaccines during a pre-travel health consultation and their reasons for refusing vaccines. Methods: We analyzed data on travellers seen...

Author(s)
Lammert, S. M.; Rao, S. R.; Jentes, E. S.; Fairley, J. K.; Erskine, S.; Walker, A. T.; Hagmann, S. H.; Sotir, M. J.; Ryan, E. T.; LaRocque, R. C.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 1, pp taw075
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Author(s)
Yang, Y. T.; Reiss, D. R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax070
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People travel all the time, for work, for pleasure, for treatment, for learning, for teaching or just like that. They unknowingly expose themselves to the unseen threat of disease and morbidity of the foreign land. When in India, one thing needs to be taken care of Vaccine preventable Diseases...

Author(s)
Akanksha Rathi; Saurabh Sharma
Publisher
Scholar Science Journals, Nagpur, India
Citation
International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, 2017, 8, 10, pp 369-373
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Background: The increasing reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from many countries emphasize its importance for international travel. Muslim pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah involve mass gatherings of international travellers. We set out to assess...

Author(s)
Koul, P. A.; Hyder Mir; Siddhartha Saha; Chadha, M. S.; Varsha Potdar; Widdowson, M. A.; Lal, R. B.; Anand Krishnan
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 15, pp 45-47
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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

Recent public health threats have propelled major innovations on infectious disease monitoring, culminating in the development of innovative syndromic surveillance methods. Influenzanet is an internet-based system that monitors influenza-like illness (ILI) in cohorts of self-reporting volunteers in ...

Author(s)
Noort, S. P. van; Codeço, C. T.; Koppeschaar, C. E.; Ranst, M. van; Paolotti, D.; Gomes, M. G. M.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Epidemics, 2015, 13, pp 28-36
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Background: Influenza is an important health hazard among Hajj pilgrims. For the last ten years, pilgrims are being recommended to take influenza vaccine before attending Hajj. Vaccination coverage has increased in recent years, but whether there has been any change in the prevalence of...

Author(s)
Alfelali, M.; Barasheed, O.; Tashani, M.; Azeem, M. I.; Bashir, H. E.; Memish, Z. A.; Heron, L.; Khandaker, G.; Booy, R.; Rashid, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2015, 33, 22, pp 2562-2569

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