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On 26 June 2017, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) was notified of two travel-associated cases of legionellosis. The patients resided in Florida and the UK but had a common hotel exposure in Memphis, Tennessee. The next day, a third case involving a local resident was identified, with the...

Author(s)
Yackley, J. K.; Sweat, D.; Fill, M. M. A.; Garman, K.; Dunn, J. R.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018, 67, 2, pp 77-78
Abstract

Background: Estimates of travel-related illness have focused predominantly on populations from highly developed countries visiting low- or middle-income countries, yet travel to and within high-income countries is very frequent. Despite being a top international tourist destination, few sources...

Author(s)
Stoney, R. J.; Esposito, D. H.; Kozarsky, P.; Hamer, D. H.; Grobusch, M. P.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Libman, M.; Gautret, P.; Lim PohLian; Leder, K.; Schwartz, E.; Sotir, M. J.; Licitra, C.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay053
Abstract

Background There is increasing recognition of the contribution of community-acquired cases to the global burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The epidemiology of CDI among international travellers is poorly understood, and factors associated with international travel, such as antibiotic ...

Author(s)
Stevens, A. M.; Esposito, D. H.; Stoney, R. J.; Hamer, D. H.; Flores-Figueroa, J.; Bottieau, E.; Connor, B. A.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Goorhuis, A.; Hynes, N. A.; Libman, M.; Lopez-Velez, R.; McCarthy, A. E.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Schwartz, E.; Genderen, P. J. J. van; Benson, L. S.; Leung, D. T.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 3, pp taw099
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Background: Deaths and certain illnesses onboard ships arriving at US ports are required to be reported to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and notifications of certain illnesses are requested. Methods: We performed a descriptive analysis of required maritime illness and...

Author(s)
Stamatakis, C. E.; Rice, M. E.; Washburn, F. M.; Krohn, K. J.; Bannerman, M.; Regan, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 19, pp 16-21
Abstract

Buruli ulcer, the third most common mycobacterial disease worldwide, rarely affects travelers and is uncommon in the United States. We report a travel-associated case imported from Australia and review 3 previous cases diagnosed and treated in the United States. The differential diagnoses for...

Author(s)
Thomas, B. S.; Bailey, T. C.; Bhatnagar, J.; Ritter, J. M.; Emery, B. D.; Jassim, O. W.; Hornstra, I. K.; George, S. L.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 11, pp 1876-1879
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We found a strong association between nalidixic acid-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis infections in the United States and recent international travel by linking Salmonella Enteritidis data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System and the Foodborne Diseases...

Author(s)
O'Donnell, A. T.; Vieira, A. R.; Huang, J. Y.; Whichard, J.; Cole, D.; Karp, B. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2014, 59, 9, pp e139-e141
Abstract

Background. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease among persons with African ancestry. This article provides a background to SCD and reviews many important aspects of travel preparation in this population. Methods. The medical literature was searched for studies on...

Author(s)
Willen, S. M.; Thornburg, C. D.; Lantos, P. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 5, pp 332-339
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

Cholera is a gastroenteric disease caused by epidemic or pandemic Vibrio cholerae which still is responsible for over 100,000 annual deaths worldwide. Since October 2010, Haiti experienced a cholera outbreak affecting more than 300,000 persons. Few imported cases related to the Haitian epidemic...

Author(s)
Reyes-Corcho, A.; Pinsker, R. W.; Sarkar, S.; Bagheri, F.; Patel, M. C.; Lam, P.; González, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2012, 10, 5/6, pp 236-239
Abstract

From international tourists to war-displaced refugees, more people are on the move than ever before. This provides the opportunity for a variety of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria to be carried from one geographic location to another. The Enterobacteriaceae are among the most important causes of...

Author(s)
Bij, A. K. van der; Pitout, J. D. D.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2012, 67, 9, pp 2090-2100

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