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Under the recently implemented European Council Directive for Package Travel, tour operators can be held liable if they knowingly place clients in hotels that may be associated with Legionella infection. With two examples, this short report describes the procedures which enable tour operators to...

Citation
CDR Weekly, 1996, 6, 25, pp 213
Abstract

The risk of acquiring Legionnaires' disease among travellers is associated with individual susceptibility, features of living in accommodation designed for short stays and with the place visited. Ways of preventing travellers from the UK from contracting the disease are discussed.

Author(s)
Joseph, C. A.
Publisher
Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, London, UK
Citation
Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 2002, 122, 1, pp 6-7
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

This paper reviews the health risks facing visitors to Jamaica: eosinophilic meningitis (caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis [Parastrongylus cantonensis]), Legionnaires' disease, malaria, typhoid, dengue, pertussis, rubella, tuberculosis, traveller's diarrhoea, sexually transmitted diseases,...

Author(s)
Ashley, D. V. M.; Gordon-Strachan, G.; Reece, M. H.; Ashley, D. E. C.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2004, 11, 6, pp 370-373
Abstract

Seven foreign cases of travel-associated Legionnaires' disease were associated with two neighbouring tourist villages in Austria between 1992 and 2004. The seven foreigners stayed in four hotels located in a geographical diameter of less than 10 km. Two cases were diagnosed in The Netherlands and...

Author(s)
Schmid, D.; Wewalka, G.; Allerberger, F.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2005, 11, 5, pp 413-415
Abstract

This report describes the clinical characteristics of 8 cases of cruise ship-associated Legionnaires' disease reported between November 2003 and May 2004 in USA. These cases (aged 23-76 years; mean, 55.8 years) were among the passengers who had been aboard 5 different cruise ships and associated...

Author(s)
Joseph, C.; Wijngaarden, J. van; Mshar, P.; Oravetz, C.; Fix, A. M.; Genese, C. A.; Johnson, G. S.; Kacica, M.; Weant, B.; Jenkins, P.; Baker, N.; Forney, D.; Ames, J.; Vaughan, G.; Schnoor, J.; Kim, D.; Guerra, M.; Fields, B.; Moore, M.; Newbern, C.; Thigpen, M.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2005, 54, 45, pp 1153-1155
Abstract

A study was conducted to measure and compare the risks associated with travel to different destinations in Spain for travellers from several European countries as well as for Spanish nationals. The incidence rates for legionellosis cases per 1 000 000 person days were defined. They were calculated...

Author(s)
Casas, R.; Cano, R.; Martín, C.; Mateo, S.
Publisher
ASM Press, Washington, USA
Citation
Legionella: state of the art 30 years after its recognition. Contributions presented at the 6th International Conference on Legionella, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 16-20 October 2005, 2006, pp 121-123
Abstract

Background: In the last years, international traffic volume has significantly increased, raising the risk for acquisition of infectious diseases. Among travel-associated infections, increased incidence of legionellosis has been reported among travellers. Aim of our study was: to describe the...

Author(s)
Azara, A.; Piana, A.; Sotgiu, G.; Dettori, M.; Deriu, M. G.; Masia, M. D.; Are, B. M.; Muresu, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2006, 6, 100, pp (18 April 2006)
Abstract

This article describes various communicable (gastrointestinal diseases, influenza and other respiratory infections, legionellosis) and non-communicable diseases associated with cruise ship voyages. Precautionary measures for cruise ship passengers and crew members are given.

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2007, 82, 34, pp 305-308
Abstract

This paper summarizes data on foreign travel-associated infections reported in Norway during 2007. Gastrointestinal infections were the most frequently reported foreign travel-associated infections among holiday travellers. In 2007, these infections constituted 80% of all reported notifiable...

Author(s)
Blystad, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 29, pp 18929

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