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This thesis is based on 5 publications, which are reprinted together with a 48-page overview of the entire study. Sandfly fever (SF) was studied among Swedish UN soldiers in Cyprus, Swedish tourists and indigenous Cypriots. 11 of 298 (4%) UN soldiers had a SF virus infection caused by the Sicilian...

Author(s)
Eitrem, R.
Publisher
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Sandfly fever: epidemiological, clinical and virological studies., 1991, pp 99 pp.
Abstract

Serologically confirmed cases of dengue fever among 24 Swedish tourists were studied retrospectively. Dengue fever was found to be the most commonly diagnosed imported arbovirus disease in Sweden during the period December 1989-November 1990. The geographical epidemiology showed that 17 of 23 who...

Author(s)
Wittesjö, B.; Eitrem, R.; Niklasson, B.
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1993, 25, 6, pp 699-704
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a rare diagnosis outside endemic areas. This paper reports on a case of JE which occurred in an 80-year-old man after a short visit to Java and Bali [Sweden; date not given]. The patient was treated with intravenous acyclovir as well as broad-spectrum antibiotics, and...

Author(s)
Östlund, M. R.; Kan, B.; Karlsson, M.; Vene, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2004, 36, 6/7, pp 512-513
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, and one of the leading causes of epidemic encephalitis in Southeast Asia. Reports of symptomatic JEV encephalitis in tourists have been rare. We describe a case of symptomatic JE transmitted in 2004 during a short two-week trip to...

Author(s)
Lehtinen, V. A.; Huhtamo, E.; Siikamäki, H.; Vapalahti, O.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Clinical Virology, 2008, 43, 1, pp 93-95
Abstract

Between 2004 and 2008, around 30-60 cases of dengue fever among travelers were reported annually in Sweden. Over 75% of cases in 2005-2008 were infected when traveling to Southeast Asia, most of them in Thailand, one of the Swedes' most popular holiday destinations. Since 2007, we observed a 55%...

Author(s)
Heddini, A.; Janzon, R.; Linde, A.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2009, 14, 5, pp 19111
Abstract

This document is a summary of studies that dealt with aspects of malaria, hepatitis A, and other travel related diseases (dengue fever, rickettsial infections, influenza, and leptospirosis) in Swedish travellers. It aims to describe the epidemiology of imported infectious diseases in Sweden and...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.
Publisher
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Infectious diseases in returning Swedish travellers, 2009, pp 51 pp.
Abstract

In July-November 2009, 26 European Union (EU) Member States (MSs), Norway and Iceland, participated in a survey seeking information on national tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccination recommendations. Information on TBE surveillance, methods used to ascertain endemic areas, vaccination...

Author(s)
Stefanoff, P.; Polkowska, A.; Giambi, C.; Levy-Bruhl, D.; O'Flanagan, D.; Dematte, L.; Lopalco, P. L.; Mereckiene, J.; Johansen, K.; D'Ancona, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2011, 29, 6, pp 1283-1288
Abstract

Background: The Travel Medicine Clinic in Umeǻ is one of Sweden's largest public providers of vaccination and counselling prior to international travel. During the study period it was the only travel medicine clinic in Umeǻ. This study describes the demography of the visitors to the clinic and...

Author(s)
Angelin, M.; Evengǻrd, B.; Palmgren, H.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2011, 43, 9, pp 714-720
Abstract

Background: Dengue is endemic in many countries visited by Swedish travellers. We aimed to determine the attack rate of dengue in Swedish travellers and analyse the trends over time and the geographical variation. Methods: We obtained the following data from the Swedish Institute for Communicable...

Author(s)
Rocklöv, J.; Lohr, W.; Hjertqvist, M.; Wilder-Smith, A.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2014, 46, 6, pp 412-417
Abstract

The Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea has been known as a tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) natural focus for more than 60 years. TBE in humans is diagnosed on a regular basis either in inhabitants or tourists of the island. Other areas in Denmark have been suggested as possible risk areas of ...

Author(s)
Andersen, N. S.; Bestehorn, M.; Chitimia-Dobler, L.; Kolmos, H. J.; Jensen, P. M.; Dobler, G.; Skarphédinsson, S.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 3, pp 533-539

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