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BACKGROUND: The impact of the spread of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) by autochthonous transmission and blood transfusion in nonendemic areas via travelers returning from CHIKV-affected locations is a concern. METHODS: We analyzed the risks of potential CHIKV importation and transfusion transmission...

Author(s)
Appassakij, H.; Khuntikij, P.; Silpapojakul, K.; Promwong, C.; Rujirojindakul, P.; Suddeaugrai, O.; Chullasara, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Transfusion, 2019, 59, 8, pp 2612-2621
Abstract

We report nine travellers with confirmed chikungunya virus infection, returning from tourist areas of Thailand to Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Romania, Israel and France, diagnosed in January and February 2019. These sentinel tourists support the intensification of chikungunya virus...

Author(s)
Javelle, E.; Florescu, S. A.; Asgeirsson, H.; Jmor, S.; Eperon, G.; Leshem, E.; Blum, J.; Molina, I.; Field, V.; Pietroski, N.; Eldin, C.; Johnston, V.; Cotar, I. A.; Popescu, C.; Hamer, D. H.; Gautret, P.
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 10, pp 1900146
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OBJECTIVES: Zika virus currently poses a global threat and is a major public health issue throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. However, Zika virus infections in humans have also been observed in other regions, including Southeast Asia, where arboviral diseases are very common. In this study, ...

Author(s)
Wiwanitkit, V.
Publisher
Korean Society of Epidemiology, Korea Republic
Citation
Epidemiology and Health, 2016, 38, pp e2016026
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We evaluated differences in pretravel care, exposures, and illnesses among pediatric and adult travelers, using a prospective, observational cohort. Eighty-one pediatric travelers were matched 1:1 with adult military dependents by travel region, destination's malaria risk, and travel duration....

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Ashley, D. P.; Fraser, J.; Yun, H.; Kunz, A.; Fairchok, M.; Tribble, D.; Mitra, I.; Johnson, M. D.; Hickey, P. W.; Ganesan, A.; Deiss, R. G.; Lalani, T.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2019, 100, 5, pp 1285-1289
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Infectious disease severely threatens human life. Human mobility and travel patterns influence the spread of infection between cities and countries. We find that the infection severity in downstream cities during outbreaks is related to transmission rate, recovery rate, travel rate, travel duration ...

Author(s)
Zhang Nan; Zhao PengCheng; Li YuGuo
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2019, 470, pp 20-29
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Background: Dengue fever (DF) is a frequently imported arthropod-borne infection in the United Kingdom but its broad range of clinical presentations makes it potentially unrecognized by clinicians. Methods: We conducted a 6-year retrospective case note review of laboratory confirmed DF patients in...

Author(s)
Riddell, A.; Babiker, Z. O. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 3, pp tax015
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Background: Recommendations for improving traveler adherence address both the content of the advice given and the structure of the consultation. The objective of this article is to describe how travel health consultations are structured in France. Methods: A questionnaire based on both theoretical...

Author(s)
Marchand, C.; Merrina, F.; Gagnayre, R.; Bouchaud, O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 5, pp tax042
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Travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) often have complex pre-travel needs. We identified the characteristics, destinations, vaccinations and pre-travel advice provided to VFRs and compared these with non-VFR travellers. The significant differences we found suggest that future research...

Author(s)
Rowe, K.; Chaves, N.; Leder, K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 5, pp tax038
Abstract

Our knowledge of the health problems and infections encountered by international travellers has evolved considerably in the past decades. The growth of global networks such as the GeoSentinel Surveillance network, TropNet Europe, EuroTravNet and networks based in North America have provided...

Author(s)
Torresi, J.; Steffen, R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax064
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For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as The Yellow Book) is the definitive resource for preventing illness and injury in a globalized world. This 2016 edition offers the US government's...

Author(s)
Brunette, G. W.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
CDC health information for international travel - 2016, 2015, pp 688 pp.

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