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Background: Large events or mass gatherings (MGs) are known to amplify the risk of infectious diseases, many of which can be prevented by vaccination. In this review we have evaluated the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in MGs. Methods: Major databases like PubMed and Embase, Google...

Author(s)
Alqahtani, A. S.; Alfelali, M.; Arbon, P.; Booy, R.; Rashid, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2015, 33, 48, pp 6552-6563
Abstract

Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Brownstein, J. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Barnett, E.; Schwartz, E.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Castelli, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Freedman, D. O.; Cheng, A. C.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 7, pp 1049-1057
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Author(s)
Katz, B. Z.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2003, 22, 3, pp 274-276
Abstract

For an estimated 10 million trips abroad by U.S. residents in 2002, "visiting friends and relatives" (VFR) was a purpose for travel. Made up largely of foreign-born U.S. residents and their children, this population shows disparities in the number of reported cases of many preventable...

Author(s)
Angell, S. Y.; Cetron, M. S.
Publisher
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005, 142, 1, pp 67-72
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
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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

Concomitant administration of several vaccines is a common practice when travel clinics prepare persons for international travel. The purpose of the study was to compare the immunogenicity and safety of hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and yellow fever vaccines administered concomitantly with hepatitis...

Author(s)
Jong, E. C.; Kaplan, K. M.; Eves, K. A.; Taddeo, C. A.; Lakkis, H. D.; Kuter, B. J.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2002, 9, 2, pp 66-70

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