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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
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence density and prevalence of dengue virus infection in Australian travellers to Asia. We conducted a multi-centre prospective cohort study of Australian travellers over a 32-month period. We recruited 467 travellers (≥16 years of age) from three...

Author(s)
Ratnam, I.; Black, J.; Leder, K.; Biggs, B. A.; Matchett, E.; Padiglione, A.; Woolley, I.; Panagiotidis, T.; Gherardin, T.; Pollissard, L.; Demont, C.; Luxemburger, C.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2012, 31, 6, pp 1203-1210
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Objective: To describe the demographics, patterns of assessment and treatment of people visiting a regional emergency department with potential diagnoses of malaria or dengue fever. Design: To identify potential dengue fever cases, we used an indicator of recent overseas travel and fever that is a...

Author(s)
Johansson, C. M.; McBride, W. J. H.; Engström, K.; Mills, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Australian Journal of Rural Health, 2012, 20, 3, pp 150-155
Abstract

Dengue is an important cause of illness in travellers returning to Australia. The risk of local transmission from imported cases is of particular concern, with several large and explosive outbreaks recorded in recent years in north Queensland in areas where the mosquito vector of dengue is present. ...

Author(s)
Knope, K.; Giele, C.
Publisher
Communicable Diseases and Surveillance Branch, Canberra, Australia
Citation
Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2013, 37, 1, pp E55-E59
Abstract

Background: An important role of pre-travel consultations is to improve travelers' understanding of travel-related diseases, but the efficacy of education provided is unknown. This study sought to assess recall and knowledge immediately following a pre-travel consultation. Methods: The study was...

Author(s)
McGuinness, S. L.; Spelman, T.; Johnson, D. F.; Leder, K.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 3, pp 145-151
Abstract

Dengue is a mosquito-borne acute viral infection that can develop into a potentially lethal complication known as severe dengue. It is endemic in more than 100 tropical and subtropical countries where the mosquito vectors, predominantly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are found. Non-immune...

Author(s)
Imrie, A.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Microbiology Australia, 2018, 39, 2, pp 67-71

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