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The following data were analysed for 1763 patients attending an outpatient clinic for tropical diseases in the Netherlands in 1996-1997: age, country of birth, travel destination and most frequent complaints at presentation. The data were further analysed in relation to travel destination,...

Author(s)
Wetsteyn, J. C. F. M.; Driessen, S. O.; Vries, P. J. de; Cobelens, F. G. J.; Kager, P. A.
Publisher
Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, Houten, Netherlands
Citation
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 2000, 144, 45, pp 2152-2156
Abstract

Traveller's diarrhoea is the most common illness acquired by visitors to Developing Countries, affecting 20-50% of the 35 million people who travel from industrialized countries each year. Important risk factors include point of origin and destination of the traveller, host factors and exposure to...

Author(s)
Lima, A. Â. M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2001, 14, 5, pp 547-552
Abstract

In order to have a rational approach to necessary preventive measures it is essential to know the health risks. The 80 million travellers each year with destinations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Islands and remote areas in Eastern Europe are exposed to a broad range of pathogens that are ...

Author(s)
Steffen, R.; Bernardis, C. de; Baños, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2003, 21, 2, pp 89-95
Abstract

Objectives: Leptospirosis continues to be a significant zoonosis of the developing world. Globalization, in the context of international travel, particularly for recreational activities and military expeditions, has led to increased exposure of individuals from the developed world to the disease,...

Author(s)
Pappas, G.; Papadimitriou, P.; Siozopoulou, V.; Christou, L.; Akritidis, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2008, 12, 4, pp 351-357
Abstract

We report a case of Buruli ulcer in a tourist from the United Kingdom. The disease was almost certainly acquired in Brazil, where only 1 case had previously been reported. The delay in diagnosis highlights the need for physicians to be aware of the disease and its epidemiology.

Author(s)
McGann, H.; Stragier, P.; Portaels, F.; Gascoyne-Binzi, D.; Collyns, T.; Lucas, S.; Mawer, D.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 11, pp 1827-1829
AbstractFull Text

This article examines the risk of meningococcal infections among international travellers and tourists, and discusses the importance of pre-travel vaccination as a preventive strategy. The vaccinations recommended for a traveller's home country do not necessarily provide protection from...

Author(s)
Bröker, M.
Publisher
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010, 5, 4, pp 246-254
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the causes and risks for imported skin disorders among travellers. Methods: Data of 34 162 travellers returning from tropical and non-tropical countries and presenting at the outpatient travel medicine clinic of the University of Munich, Germany, between 1999 and 2009 were...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Siess, C.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011, 16, 11, pp 1457-1464
Abstract

Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
Abstract

Background. Approximately 40% of US travelers to less developed countries experience diarrheal illness. Using data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), we describe travel-associated enteric infections during 2004-2009, characterizing the patients, pathogens, and ...

Author(s)
Kendall, M. E.; Crim, S.; Fullerton, K.; Han, P. V.; Cronquist, A. B.; Shiferaw, B.; Ingram, L. A.; Rounds, J.; Mintz, E. D.; Mahon, B. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, 54, Suppl. 5, pp S480-S487
Abstract

Background: Thrombocytopenia is a frequent finding among ill returned travellers and may be caused by a large number of different conditions, including infectious diseases specific or typical for tropical and subtropical regions. In order to assess the diagnostic significance of thrombocytopenia we ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Schunk, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.; Bretzel, G.
Publisher
Springer Medizin Urban & Vogel GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
Infection, 2012, 40, 4, pp 373-379

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