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The impact of travel away from home within or outside the UK on the overall burden of Campylobacter infection is assessed. During the first year ending 30 April 2001, epidemiological information was gained from 7360 of 9655 (76%) cases of Campylobacter infection. Recent foreign travel was reported...

Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 136-138
Abstract

From laboratory records, information was collected on all 77 cases of rickettsioses diagnosed in Sweden during 1997-2001, 14 of which were diagnosed as belonging to the typhus group and 63 to the spotted fever group. Signs of hepatic involvement occurred more frequently in the typhus group....

Author(s)
Rahman, A.; Tegnell, A.; Vene, S.; Giesecke, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, 35, 4, pp 247-250
Abstract

A sporadic case of Legionnaires' disease was linked to travel on a cruise ship. The ship commenced the cruise in the spring of 1998, going south to the Western Mediterranean and the Canary Islands and north to the Norwegian fjords. Investigation identified two further cases of Legionnaires' Disease ...

Author(s)
Regan, C. M.; McCann, B.; Syed, Q.; Christie, P.; Joseph, C.; Colligan, J.; McGaffin, A.
Publisher
Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS), London, UK
Citation
Communicable Disease and Public Health, 2003, 6, 2, pp 152-156
Abstract

Background: Radio medical (RM) advice for seafarers and traveling passengers is important and can be crucial for the optimal medical treatment on board ships. The aim of this study was to analyze the data from consultations with passenger ferries to identify areas for possible improvements....

Author(s)
Jensen, O. C.; Bøggild, N. B.; Kristensen, S.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 5, pp 254-260
Abstract

Imported malaria has been an increasing problem in several Western countries in the last two decades. To calculate the risk factors of age, sex, and travel destination in Swedish travellers, we used data from the routine reporting system for malaria (mixture of patients with and without adequate...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.; Nilsson, J.; Tegnell, A.; Janzon, R.; Ekdahl, K.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, 11, 3, pp 436-441
Abstract

Aim: To determine if children adopted to Swedish families from countries with a high carrier rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are infected or colonized with MRSA. Methods: From January 2000 to May 2005, 23 adopted children from 6 countries were examined for MRSA at the...

Author(s)
Gustafsson, E. B.; Ringberg, H.; Johansson, P. J. H.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Acta Paediatrica, 2007, 96, 1, pp 105-108
Abstract

Background: Commercial expeditions provide an opportunity for travellers to undertake various specialised travel to more adventurous and extreme destinations in the relative security of an expeditionary group with medical cover provided by an expedition physician. Little is known about the...

Author(s)
Shaw, M. T. M.; Leggat, P. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2008, 6, 3, pp 148-151
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

In June 2008 an outbreak of gastroenteritis was registered in Sunny Beach resort situated on the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, affecting 14 employees of a hotel, five of whom tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. During June-July 2008 four sporadic S. Enteritidis cases were also reported and...

Author(s)
Petrov, P.; Parmakova, K.; Siitonen, A.; Asseva, G.; Kauko, T.; Kojouharova, M.; Kantardjiev, T.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2009, 14, 8, pp 19130
Abstract

Objectives: The authors examine the rationale and efficacy of pre-travel hepatitis B immunization strategies based on itinerary and presumed on-travel risk behaviour. Methods: A large survey among 26,640 Danes survey provided data on journey lengths and destinations, immunization coverage, risk...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Petersen, E.; Larsen, G. S.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 59, 5, pp 353-359

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