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Background: Migrant travellers who return to their country of origin to visit family and friends (VFR) are less likely to seek travel-related medical care and are less likely to adhere to recommended medications and travel precautions. Through this study, we aimed to get an understanding of the...

Author(s)
Seale, H.; Rajneesh Kaur; Mahimbo, A.; MacIntyre, C. R.; Zwar, N.; Smith, M.; Worth, H.; Heywood, A. E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2016, 16, 213, pp (18 May 2016)
Abstract

Background. General practitioners (GPs) are an important source of pre-travel health advice for travelers; however, only a few studies have investigated primary healthcare provider-related barriers to the provision of pre-travel health advice, particularly to travelers visiting friends and...

Author(s)
Heywood, A. E.; Forssman, B. L.; Seale, H.; MacIntyre, C. R.; Zwar, N.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 6, pp 368-374
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Objectives: Vaccination against serious bacterial infections is recommended for Hajj pilgrims. Although the uptake of mandatory vaccines among Hajj pilgrims is acceptable, the uptake of other recommended vaccines remains suboptimal. In this study, we have explored the barriers to vaccination...

Author(s)
Tashani, M.; Alfelali, M.; Azeem, M. I.; Fatema, F. N.; Barasheed, O.; Alqahtani, A. S.; Tekin, H.; Rashid, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Postgraduate Medicine, 2016, 128, 6, pp 541-547
Abstract

Many developed countries, like Australia, maintain a high population level immunity against measles, however, there remains a risk of acquisition of measles in non-immune travellers and subsequent importation into Australia leading to localised outbreaks. In this study, we estimate the incidence of ...

Author(s)
MacIntyre, C. R.; Karki, S.; Sheikh, M.; Zwar, N.; Heywood, A. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2016, 34, 37, pp 4386-4391
Abstract

Sequential or co-administration of vaccines has potential to alter the immune response to any of the antigens. Existing literature suggests that prior immunisation of tetanus/diphtheria-containing vaccines can either enhance or suppress immune response to conjugate pneumococcal or meningococcal...

Author(s)
Tashani, M.; Alfelali, M.; Barasheed, O.; Alqahtani, A. S.; Heron, L.; Wong, M.; Rashid, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2016, 34, 48, pp 5929-5937
Abstract

Immigrants and their children who return to their country of origin to visit friends and relatives (VFR) are at increased risk of acquiring infectious diseases compared to other travellers. VFR travel is an important disease control issue, as one quarter of Australia's population are foreign-born...

Author(s)
Heywood, A. E.; Zwar, N.; Forssman, B. L.; Seale, H.; Stephens, N.; Musto, J.; Lane, C.; Polkinghorne, B.; Sheikh, M.; Smith, M.; Worth, H.; MacIntyre, C. R.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2016, 144, 16, pp 3554-3563
Abstract

Aims: To describe trends in case notification data for vaccine-preventable diseases in NSW for 2010. Methods: Risk factor and vaccination status data were collected from cases through public health unit follow-up. Data from the NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System (NCIMS) were...

Author(s)
Spokes, P. J.; Gilmour, R. E.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
NSW Public Health Bulletin, 2011, 22, 9/10, pp 171-178
Abstract

We conducted a chlamydia prevalence study from January to June 2009 among a community sample of young international backpackers by recruiting at hostels in Sydney, Australia. Participants completed a questionnaire; men provided a urine sample and women provided a self-collected vaginal swab, which...

Author(s)
Davies, S. C.; Karagiannis, T.; Headon, V.; Wiig, R.; Duffy, J.
Publisher
Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited, London, UK
Citation
International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2011, 22, 3, pp 160-164
Abstract

Background: Australian Bat Lyssavirus is endemic in Australian bats. More Australians are travelling to rabies (Lyssavirus 1) endemic countries. The nature and frequency of lyssavirus exposures and characteristics of New South Wales (NSW) residents exposed have not previously been described....

Author(s)
Kardamanidis, K.; Cashman, P.; Durrheim, D. N.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 6, pp 421-426
Abstract

Objectives - To study the demographics, risk behaviours and morbidity of young long-term international travellers (backpackers) attending a sexual health service in Sydney, Australia. Methods - Data on new patients were extracted from the Sydney Sexual Health Centre database for the period 1998 to...

Author(s)
McNulty, A. M.; Egan, C.; Wand, H.; Donovan, B.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2010, 86, 3, pp 247-250

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