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Background: Infectious and non-infectious risks associated with international travel can be reduced with adherence to pre-travel advice from practitioners trained in travel medicine. Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted in a tertiary care children's hospital to assess adherence to...

Author(s)
Fong, E. K. K.; Pell, L. G.; Faress, A.; Nguyen, J. H.; Ma XiaoWei; Lam, R. E.; Louch, D.; Science, M. E.; Morris, S. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2020, 34,
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The report presents a well-documented case of symptomatic co-infection of Babesia microti and Borrelia burgdorferi in a Polish immunocompetent patient after travelling to Canada and the USA.

Author(s)
Jabłońska, J.; Żarnowska-Prymek, H.; Stańczak, J.; Kozłowska, J.; Wiercińska-Drapało, A.
Publisher
Instytut Medycyny WSI im. W. Chodźki, Lublin, Poland
Citation
Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 2016, 23, 2, pp 387-389
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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

A total of 3975 fecal samples, originated from the same number of individual birds, from 7 dedicated falcon hospitals, were examined to determine the prevalence of Caryospora species in the falcon population used in the sport of falconry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). From that total, 297...

Author(s)
Mateuta, V. D. S.; Samour, J. H.
Publisher
Association of Avian Veterinarians, Bedford, UK
Citation
Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 31, 4, pp 327-334
Abstract

Cyclospora cayetanensis was identified in 176 returned travellers from the Riviera Maya region of Mexico between 1 June and 22 September 2015; 79 in the United Kingdom (UK) and 97 in Canada. UK cases completed a food exposure questionnaire. This increase in reported Cyclospora cases highlights...

Author(s)
Nichols, G. L.; Freedman, J.; Pollock, K. G.; Rumble, C.; Chalmers, R. M.; Chiodini, P.; Hawkins, G.; Alexander, C. L.; Godbole, G.; Williams, C.; Kirkbride, H. A.; Hamel, M.; Hawker, J. I.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2015, 20, 43, pp 21284
Abstract

A child with a complicated medical history that included asplenia acquired an infection with Babesia microti in the summer of 2013 and had not travelled outside of Manitoba. Although the clinical findings were subtle, astute laboratory work helped to reach a preliminary identification of Babesia...

Author(s)
Bullard, J. M. P.; Ahsanuddin, A. N.; Perry, A. M.; Lindsay, L. R.; Iranpour, M.; Dibernardo, A.; Caeseele, P. G. van
Publisher
Pulsus Group Inc., Oakville, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology, 2014, 25, 6, pp e87-e89
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Background: International travel carries the risk of imported diseases, which are an increasingly significant public health problem. There is little guidance about which variables should be collected by surveillance systems for strategy-based surveillance. Methods: Surveillance forms for dengue,...

Author(s)
Neave, P. E.; Heywood, A. E.; Gibney, K. B.; Leder, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 350-359
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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

In clinical laboratories, diagnosis of imported malaria is commonly performed by microscopy. However, the volume of specimens is generally low and maintaining proficiency in reading blood smears, particularly at the species level, is challenging in this setting. To address this problem, the...

Author(s)
Shokoples, S.; Mukhi, S. N.; Scott, A. N.; Yanow, S. K.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2013, 51, 6, pp 1850-1854
Abstract

Background: Important gaps remain in our knowledge of the infectious diseases people acquire while travelling and the impact of pathogens imported by Canadian travellers. Objective: To provide a surveillance update of illness in a cohort of returned Canadian travellers and new immigrants. Methods:...

Author(s)
Boggild, A. K.; Geduld, J.; Libman, M.; Ward, B. J.; McCarthy, A.; Hajek, J.; Ghesquiere, W.; Vincelette, J.; Kuhn, S.; Freedman, D. O.; Kain, K. C.
Publisher
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 2014, 40, 16, pp 313-325

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