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Background: Blastocystis sp. is a unicellular eukaryote that is commonly found in the human intestine. Its ability to cause disease is debated and a subject for ongoing research. In this study, faecal samples from 35 Swedish university students were examined through shotgun metagenomics before and...

Author(s)
Forsell, J.; Bengtsson-Palme, J.; Angelin, M.; Johansson, A.; Evengård, B.; Granlund, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Microbiology, 2017, 17, 231, pp (11 December 2017)
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Antibodies (Abs) are critical for immunity to malaria. However, Plasmodium falciparum specific Abs decline rapidly in absence of reinfection, suggesting impaired immunological memory. This study determines whether residents of Sweden that were treated for malaria following international travel...

Author(s)
Ndungu, F. M.; Lundblom, K.; Rono, J.; Illingworth, J.; Eriksson, S.; Färnert, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Weinheim, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Immunology, 2013, 43, 11, pp 2919-2929
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Artemether-lumefantrine is currently first-line therapy of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in many countries. This report describes a treatment failure despite adequate drug concentrations in a traveller returning from sub-Saharan Africa. Genotyping confirmed recrudescence and suggested reduced...

Author(s)
Färnert, A.; Ursing, J.; Tolfvenstam, T.; Rono, J.; Karlsson, L.; Sparrelid, E.; Lindegårdh, N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2012, 11, 176, pp (25 May 2012)
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Background. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can affect travelers to sub-Saharan Africa, as well as migrants from disease endemic countries (DECs), posing diagnosis challenges to travel health services in non-disease endemic countries (non-DECs). Methods. Cases reported in journals have been...

Author(s)
Simarro, P. P.; Franco, J. R.; Cecchi, G.; Paone, M.; Diarra, A.; Postigo, J. A. R.; Jannin, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 44-53
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Twelve Finnish tourists contracted falciparum malaria from Gambia in the period between 3 and 27 November 2008. The travellers came from different parts of Finland and all except one had booked the trip from the same travel agency. Ten of them had received information about the risk of malaria in...

Author(s)
Valve, K.; Ruotsalainen, E.; Kärki, T.; Pekkanen, E.; Siikamäki, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 51, pp 19068
Abstract

This document is a summary of studies that dealt with aspects of malaria, hepatitis A, and other travel related diseases (dengue fever, rickettsial infections, influenza, and leptospirosis) in Swedish travellers. It aims to describe the epidemiology of imported infectious diseases in Sweden and...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.
Publisher
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Infectious diseases in returning Swedish travellers, 2009, pp 51 pp.
Abstract

Imported malaria has been an increasing problem in several Western countries in the last two decades. To calculate the risk factors of age, sex, and travel destination in Swedish travellers, we used data from the routine reporting system for malaria (mixture of patients with and without adequate...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.; Nilsson, J.; Tegnell, A.; Janzon, R.; Ekdahl, K.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, 11, 3, pp 436-441
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Background: Data on the long-term safety of atovaquone/proguanil in nonimmune travellers are limited. Methods: An open-label study, involving 300 Danish soldiers stationed in Eritrea for six months was initiated. The subjects self-reported their symptoms on a post-travel questionnaire. The study...

Author(s)
Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, Supplement 1, pp S13-S15
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Background: The risk of malaria infection in travellers is seldom known in detail and neither is the efficacy of different prophylactic regimens, due to a lack of controlled trials. Surveillance of malaria diagnosed after return can provide data on risk and efficacy. Methods: An open case-control...

Author(s)
Kofoed, K.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 3, pp 150-154
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From laboratory records, information was collected on all 77 cases of rickettsioses diagnosed in Sweden during 1997-2001, 14 of which were diagnosed as belonging to the typhus group and 63 to the spotted fever group. Signs of hepatic involvement occurred more frequently in the typhus group....

Author(s)
Rahman, A.; Tegnell, A.; Vene, S.; Giesecke, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, 35, 4, pp 247-250

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