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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

Vaccine recommendations for travellers are based on individual risk assessments of multiple factors, most importantly the destination and duration of the impending trip. Many people undertake frequent trips, but existing WHO, CDC and national advisory board recommendations do not explicitly...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Chen, L. H.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2012, 30, 15, pp 2600-2604
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Objectives: To determine the level of knowledge of healthcare workers (HCWs) towards preventive measures for communicable diseases among pilgrims, and to highlight the difficulties faced by HCWs in implementing preventive measures at entry point. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at...

Author(s)
Al-Ghamdi, A. S.; Kabbash, I. A.
Publisher
Saudi Medical Journal Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Citation
Saudi Medical Journal, 2011, 32, 11, pp 1161-1167
Abstract

This document discusses the epidemiology, transmission cycles, clinical characteristics, and prevention of yellow fever. It also examines the risk of yellow fever acquisition among travellers, which is dependent on many variables including destination, season, occupational and recreational...

Publisher
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 2010, 36, ACS-11, pp 1-22
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Background: The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. Methods: A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4 weeks after their return, and asked about compliance with pre-travel advice. Results: One hundred sixty-seven children were evaluated after their trip. Compliance with immunizations, malaria chemoprophylaxis, and food-borne disease prevention was 71, 66, and 31%, respectively. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis varied significantly with destination, and was higher for African destinations. Significant features...

Author(s)
Caillet-Gossot, S.; Laporte, R.; Noël, G.; Gautret, P.; Soula, G.; Delmont, J.; Faucher, B.; Parola, P.; Osei, L.; Minodier, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 171-176
Abstract

Background. International travel poses a risk of destination-specific illness and may contribute to the global spread of infectious diseases. Despite this, little is known about the health characteristics and pretravel healthcare of US international travelers, particularly those at higher risk of...

Author(s)
LaRocque, R. C.; Rao, S. R.; Lee, J.; Ansdell, V.; Yates, J. A.; Schwartz, B. S.; Knouse, M.; Cahill, J.; Hagmann, S.; Vinetz, J.; Connor, B. A.; Goad, J. A.; Oladele, A.; Alvarez, S.; Stauffer, W.; Walker, P.; Kozarsky, P.; Franco-Paredes, C.; Dismukes, R.; Rosen, J.; Hynes, N. A.; Jacquerioz, F.; McLellan, S.; Hale, D.; Sofarelli, T.; Schoenfeld, D. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, 54, 4, pp 455-462
Abstract

The guidelines of the World Health Organization call for immunization against yellow fever at least 10 days before travel to endemic areas. The goal of this study was to determine whether these guidelines have been applied in 2 travel clinic settings in teaching hospitals in Israel and the United...

Author(s)
Potasman, I.; Pick, N.; Stringer, C.; Zuckerman, J. N.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2001, 65, 6, pp 954-957
Abstract

This book includes 10 chapters discussing how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the principal...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health - 2011, 2011, pp 250 pp.
Abstract

This book explains how travellers can stay healthy, and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the principal risks to travellers'...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health, 2010, 2010, pp 248 pp.
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

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