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Background: The annual Hajj and Umrah are one of the largest recurring religious mass gatherings across the globe drawing pilgrims from more than 185 countries. The living circumstances and activities of the pilgrims may create an environment for the occurrence and spread of communicable diseases....

Author(s)
Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Gautret, P.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 19, pp 2-7
Abstract

The purpose of this prospective, questionnaire-based study is to assess pre-travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis for long-term travellers who receive pre-travel advice in Greece. A total of 4721 travellers were studied from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. Travellers sought...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Smeti, P.; Spilioti, A.; Silvestros, C.; Katerelos, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 6, Part B, pp 764-770
Abstract

Background. Little is known on the impact of travel vaccinations during pregnancy on child outcomes, in particular on the long-term psychomotor development. The objectives of the study were (1) to estimate the rate of premature births, congenital abnormalities, and mental and physical development...

Author(s)
D'Acremont, V.; Tremblay, S.; Genton, B.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2008, 15, 2, pp 77-81
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Objective. To evaluate travel health knowledge, attitudes, and practices on vaccination and malaria prevention among Spanish travelers to the tropics. Methods. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in the departure lounge of the two main Spanish international airports in the summer of 2004. A...

Author(s)
Lopez-Velez, R.; Bayas, J. M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14, 5, pp 297-305
Abstract

This article describes the types of vaccines that should be routinely administered to all human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adult travellers, which are also part of standard care in most areas. These include tetanus-diphtheria-inactivated polio vaccine, measles-mumps-rubella vaccine,...

Author(s)
Chadwick, D. R.; Geretti, A. M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
AIDS, 2007, 21, 7, pp 787-794
Abstract

This paper reviews the current epidemiological threat of vaccine-preventable infections among travellers. The incidence of infections that can be prevented by required (yellow fever), routine (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles and hepatitis B) and recommended (influenza, hepatitis A,...

Author(s)
Steffen, R.; Connor, B. A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 1, pp 26-35
Abstract

For older populations, most of whom are women, preventing illnesses and deaths through the use of vaccines is a leading public health challenge. Our understanding about how age and sex affect the immune system is limited, and basic and translational research aimed at improving vaccines and immune...

Author(s)
Gardner, P.; Pabbatireddy, S.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2004, 10, 11, pp 1990-1995
Abstract

The care of the traveling child has become more complex and specialized as vaccine developments and recommendations have evolved. Differences in the pediatric immune response and the rationale for vaccine use or omission at certain ages must be considered. Protecting children from travel-related...

Author(s)
Mackell, S. M.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 37, 11, pp 1508-1516
Abstract

This paper provides basic information for obstetricians interested in the field of travel for pregnant women (pretravel medical evaluation of pregnant women during the first, second and third trimesters), with particular emphasis on the prevention of travel-related illnesses (immunization against...

Author(s)
Jothivijayarani, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, 2002, 9, 1, pp 36-40

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