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The special section on vaccines includes 4 articles with the aim to: discuss issues associated with vaccine hesitancy and potential approaches to addressing these concerns; explore some of the recent outbreaks of measles, mumps, and pertussis as evidence that failure to vaccinate can allow these...

Author(s)
Krilov, L. R.
Publisher
Slack, Thorofare, USA
Citation
Pediatric Annals, 2015, 44, 4, pp e71-e96
Abstract

Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults of acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet, they are less likely to receive pretravel medical advice and preventive care. This article reviews the current recommendations for...

Author(s)
Rebaza, A.; Lee, P. J.
Publisher
Slack, Thorofare, USA
Citation
Pediatric Annals, 2015, 44, 4, pp e89-e96
Abstract

Children are traveling to regions of the world that could pose a risk of acquiring diseases such as malaria, dermatosis, and infectious diarrhoea. Most of these can be prevented by modifying high-risk behaviours or through the use of medications. Many of these same regions are endemic with diseases ...

Author(s)
Myers, A. L.; Christenson, J. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 2015, 29, 4, pp 745-757
Abstract

Background: Travelers receive medical advice from a variety of sources, including travel agencies. The aim of this study is to describe the quality of pre-travel advice provided by travel agencies in Cuzco to travelers interested in visiting malaria and yellow fever endemic areas. Methods: Trained...

Author(s)
Villanueva-Meyer, P. G.; Garcia-Jasso, C. A.; Springer, C. A.; Lane, J. K.; Su, B. S.; Hidalgo, I. S.; Goodrich, M. R.; Deichsel, E. L.; White, A. C., Jr.; Cabada, M. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 1, pp 26-30
Abstract

Background: Vulnerable individuals such as elderly, children/adolescents and pregnant/breastfeeding women increasingly travel overseas. We describe the travel and vaccination patterns of these groups at the largest Travel Clinic in Switzerland especially focusing on travel to yellow fever and...

Author(s)
Jaeger, V. K.; Tschudi, N.; Rüegg, R.; Hatz, C.; Bühler, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2015, 13, 6, pp 475-484
Abstract

We analyzed characteristics of humanitarian service workers (HSWs) seen pre-travel at Global TravEpiNet (GTEN) practices during 2009-2011. Of 23,264 travelers, 3,663 (16%) travelers were classified as HSWs. Among HSWs, 1,269 (35%) travelers were medical workers, 1,298 (35%) travelers were...

Author(s)
Stoney, R. J.; Jentes, E. S.; Sotir, M. J.; Kozarsky, P.; Rao, S. R.; LaRocque, R. C.; Ryan, E. T.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014, 90, 3, pp 553-559
Abstract

This paper presents the 2014 health recommendations for travellers. It includes: vaccination against cholera, Japanese encephalitis, tickborne encephalitis, yellow fever, typhoid, seasonal influenza, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, invasive meningococcal disease, rabies, rotavirus, measles and...

Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2014, No.16/17, pp 264-311
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

We describe travelers who were evaluated pre-travel to Brazil from March 2008 through July 2010 in the Boston area. Of 599 Brazil travelers, 71%, 58%, and 50% received vaccines for yellow fever (YF), typhoid, and hepatitis A, respectively. Fewer received influenza and hepatitis B vaccines (14%,...

Author(s)
Iliaki, E.; Chen, L. H.; Hamer, D. H.; Macleod, W. B.; Jentes, E. S.; Barnett, E. D.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 3, pp 214-217
Abstract

The health recommendations for travellers in 2002, provided by the French Health Service are outlined, including vaccinations for yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, tickborne encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and rabies. The epidemiology, prevention, risk...

Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaine, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2002, No.24, pp 111-121

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