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Data collected by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network for 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands during 1997-2010 were analyzed. Malaria (from Comoros and Madagascar), acute nonparasitic diarrhea, and parasitoses were the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases. An increase...

Author(s)
Savini, H.; Gautret, P.; Gaudart, J.; Field, V.; Castelli, F.; López-Vélez, R.; Lim PohLian; Shaw, M.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Simon, F.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 8, pp 1297-1301
Abstract

Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
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The Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS) includes variables related to travel for clinicians to fill when notifying travel-associated infections. We measured the completeness and validated the travel-history information for salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, giardiasis and ...

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Guzman-Herrador, B.; Vold, L.; Nygard, K.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20294
Abstract

Objectives: Infectious gastrointestinal disease (IGD) is a significant cause of morbidity in returned international travellers. This study aims to elucidate host and travel characteristics associated with IGD presentation, and describe the broad spectrum of aetiological pathogens responsible by...

Author(s)
Swaminathan, A.; Torresi, J.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Thursky, K.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Connor, B. A.; Schwartz, E.; Vonsonnenberg, F.; Keystone, J.; O'Brien, D. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 59, 1, pp 19-27
Abstract

Background. This article presents information on all potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease (IID) identified by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) involving residents of Scotland. Unlike other systems, this alert system covers potential outbreaks of IID rather than apparently sporadic...

Author(s)
Smith-Palmer, A.; Cowden, J. M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 5, pp 322-327
Abstract

Traveller's diarrhoea (TD) occurs in 20 to 60% of European or North-American travellers in intertropical areas. Following return from an endemic zone, malaria must always be considered in the presence of febrile diarrhoea. Many causative infectious agents are involved in TD and their frequency may...

Author(s)
Cavallo, J. D.; Garrabé, E.
Publisher
Elsevier SAS, Paris, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2007, 37, 11, pp 722-727
Abstract

Aim: To identify causes of fever, treatable diseases and the most helpful investigations in febrile children who had travelled to the tropics or subtropics in the preceding year. Methods: Prospective observational study of all admissions to children's wards in a district general hospital in...

Author(s)
West, N. S.; Riordan, F. A. I.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2003, 88, 5, pp 432-434

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