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Travel to endemic areas is one of the most frequently reported risk factors for infection with the hepatitis A virus (HAV). We evaluated the association between HAV infection and travel, by area of destination. We conducted a case-control study on all cases of HAV infection reported to the Italian...

Author(s)
Ciccozzi, M.; Tosti, M. E.; Gallo, G.; Ragni, P.; Zotti, C.; Lopalco, P.; Ara, G.; Sangalli, M.; Balocchini, E.; Szklo, A. S.; Mele, A.
Publisher
Blackwell Science, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2002, 9, 6, pp 460-465
Abstract

Background: Travel to hepatitis A-endemic countries is frequent among North Americans. Such travel carries significant risks for the individuals themselves and for the general population. We documented the patterns of use of travel clinics in a large Canadian adult population. Methods: Travellers...

Author(s)
Duval, B.; Serre, G. de; Shadmani, R.; Boulianne, N.; Pohani, G.; Naus, M.; Rochette, L.; Fradet, M. D.; Kain, K. C.; Ward, B. J.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 1, pp 4-10
Abstract

In France, immunization against hepatitis A is recommended for children attending health-care institutions, presenting chronic liver disease, and travelling to endemic areas. This recommendation is based on the fact that while more than 80% of cases of hepatitis A occurring in children less than 5...

Author(s)
Gendrel, D.
Publisher
IMTSSA, Marseilles Armees, France
Citation
Médecine Tropicale, 2004, 64, 4, pp 394-400
Abstract

Background. Uncertainty exists about the current risk of hepatitis A virus infection in nonimmune travelers to destinations with high or intermediate risk of transmission. We analyzed recent epidemiological data on imported hepatitis A to determine region-specific attack rates and incidences....

Author(s)
Mutsch, M.; Spicher, V. M.; Gut, C.; Steffen, R.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2006, 42, 4, pp 490-497
Abstract

Background. More Australians are traveling to overseas destinations where preventable infectious diseases, such as hepatitis A, are endemic. Yet, there is only limited data concerning the extent to which Australians seek travel advice and vaccination before their departures. Method. Annual...

Author(s)
Zwar, N.; Streeton, C. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14, 1, pp 31-36
Abstract

This section includes 4 papers focusing on the health of corporate travellers. The topics discussed are: selected infectious disease risks for the corporate traveller; risk and burden associated with the acquisition of viral hepatitis A and B in the corporate traveller; use of an accelerated...

Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008, 50, 8, pp 924-959
Abstract

As the number of international business travelers continues to grow, so does the list of destinations, many of which are endemic for both hepatitis A and B. Generally, travelers are unaware of the risks of acquiring viral hepatitis when traveling; many are unsure of modes of transmission and do not ...

Author(s)
Bunn, W. B., III
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008, 50, 8, pp 935-944
Abstract

Increased international business travel to moderate or high endemic areas of hepatitis A and B may leave many business travelers at risk for infection if not vaccinated. Many international business travelers depart for hepatitis A and B endemic areas within 2 months of the decision to travel. Many...

Author(s)
Connor, B. A.; Patron, D. J.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008, 50, 8, pp 945-950
Abstract

The authors present a descriptive study on hepatitis A among Danish travellers in the period 1980-2007 based on data from a large survey among 26,640 Danes regarding travel habits, as well as national surveillance and population data. There are five messages to be read from the results: (1) The...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Larsen, C. S.; Howitz, M.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 58, 1, pp 47-52
Abstract

We report the etiology of hepatitis in travelers over a ten year period from January 1994 December 2003. Clinics catering to expatriates and tourists in endemic Nepal provided sera for diagnostic testing from persons with signs and symptoms compatible with clinical hepatitis and alanine...

Author(s)
Scott, R. M.; Pandey, P.; Shlim, D. R.; Khin-Saw-Aye-Myint
Publisher
SEAMEO TROPMED Network, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 2009, 40, 4, pp 731-737

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