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As of 22 August 1998, prospective surveillance and retrospective case-finding had identified 2199 cases of acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) occurring in Alaska, USA, and the Yukon Territory, Canada, during 1 May-22 August 1998. Among these illnesses, 766 (35%) cases in tourists and tourism workers ...

Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1998, 47, 33, pp 685-688
Abstract

During 31 August-10 September 1997, a total of 39 (2.7%) of 1445 passengers and 3 (0.5%) of 631 crew members on a cruise from New York City, USA, to Montreal, Canada, presented with acute febrile respiratory illness. All passengers disembarked in Montreal; 9 (0.6%) were referred to area hospitals...

Author(s)
Miller, J.; Tam, T.; Afif, C.; Maloney, S.; Cetron, M.; Fukata, K.; Klimov, A.; Hall, H.; Kertesz, D.; Hockin, J.
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 1998, 24, 2, pp 9-11
Abstract

In 1997, passengers on North American cruises developed acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs); influenza was suspected. We reviewed 1 ship's medical records for 3 cruises: cruise 1 (31 August to 10 September 1997), cruise 2 (11-20 September 1997), and cruise 3 (20-30 September 1997). Medically...

Author(s)
Miller, J. M.; Tam, T. W. S.; Maloney, S.; Fukuda, K.; Cox, N.; Hockin, J.; Kertesz, D.; Klimov, A.; Cetron, M.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2000, 31, 2, pp 433-438
Abstract

This paper reviews reports of influenza outbreaks on cruise ships, presents guidelines for the control of outbreaks, analyses the use of influenza vaccines and antivirals in preventing and controlling this disease, and discusses the cost effectiveness of disease prevention.

Author(s)
Ruben, F. L.; Ehreth, J.
Publisher
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland
Citation
International Maritime Health, 2002, 53, 1/4, pp 36-42
Abstract

We investigated a large summertime outbreak of acute respiratory illness during May-September 1998 in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. Surveillance for acute respiratory illness (ARI), influenza-like illness (ILI), and pneumonia conducted at 31 hospital, clinic, and cruise ship infirmary...

Author(s)
Uyeki, T. M.; Zane, S. B.; Bodnar, U. R.; Fielding, K. L.; Buxton, J. A.; Miller, J. M.; Beller, M.; Butler, J. C.; Fukuda, K.; Maloney, S. A.; Cetron, M. S.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 36, 9, pp 1095-1102
Abstract

People who are HIV+ travelling around the world comprise a unique group with regards to possible immunological disorders that can be intensified by climatic and time factors. Increased exposure of vulnerable tourists to various biological factors (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) is...

Author(s)
Panasiuk, A.
Publisher
Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Przegląd Epidemiologiczny, 2004, 58, Supplement 1, pp 97-100
Abstract

In October 2005, a media frenzy began to develop globally with the spread of Avian Influenza (hereafter Avian Flu) from South East Asia to Northern Europe. The media interest was largely a result of the impact on chickens as a food source and also the potential of Avian Flu to mutate and trigger a...

Author(s)
Page, S.; Yeoman, I.; Munro, C.; Connell, J.; Walker, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2006, 27, 3, pp 361-393
Abstract

There is a risk for an individual to acquire an exotic disease when travelling and to introduce it to non-endemic areas after returning. Influenza (flu) is a good example of such a disease. The incidence of flu in travellers is unknown. However, numerous outbreaks of flu have been reported in...

Author(s)
Ansart, S.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
Elsevier SAS, Paris, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2006, 36, 4, pp 190-195
Abstract

As the population increases, older people have the opportunity to travel for longer periods and to destinations that are quite different from what they are used to. Older people do indeed have more ongoing medical issues and some limitations due to the aging process. Most of the time these chronic...

Author(s)
Cooper, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2006, 4, 3/4, pp 218-222
Abstract

Background. Data comparing returned travelers and immigrants/refugees managed in a hospital setting is lacking. Methods. We prospectively collected data on 1,106 patients with an illness likely acquired overseas who presented to two hospital-based Australian infectious diseases units over a 6-year...

Author(s)
O'Brien, D. P.; Leder, K.; Matchett, E.; Brown, G. V.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2006, 13, 3, pp 145-152

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