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Information and advice for the nonimmune traveller or longer-term resident in the tropics regarding the prevention of malaria is given. The principles of malaria chemoprophylaxis are summarized and the antimalarial drugs chloroquine, pyrimethamine, pyrimethamine/sulfadoxine, proguanil, doxycycline, ...

Author(s)
Keystone, J. S.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Health hints for the tropics., 1989, Ed. 10, pp 26-34
Abstract

The relationship between intensity of transmission and duration of exposure to risks of contracting malaria by travellers to malarious countries is discussed, and new figures are given for case incidence among totals of 621 travellers who took no prophylaxis and 15 689 who took (any) prophylaxis...

Author(s)
Stürchler, D.; Naef, U.; Fernex, M.; Mittelholzer, M. L.; Reber, R. M.; Steffen, R.
Citation
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1990, 84, 6, pp 780
Abstract

Kumbakkarai, an area some 450 m above sea level in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India, is visited at all times of year by tourists from all parts of the State, as well as from abroad. Due to extensive deforestation, the natural forest of the area has been replaced by...

Author(s)
Victor, T. J.; Venkataraman, K.; Sivaramakrishnan, K. G.
Citation
Indian Journal of Malariology, 1990, 27, 4, pp 233-236
Abstract

On their return flights from tropical Africa to Germany, a total of 5703 travellers completed a questionnaire on malaria prophylaxis; 4116 passengers (73.7%) had visited East Africa, while 808 (14.5%) had been to West Africa. The results indicate that 90.2% took regular chemoprophylaxis against...

Author(s)
Weinke, T.; Weber, G.; Schultes, U.; Hopfenmüller, W.; Janitschke, K.
Citation
Klinische Wochenschrift, 1990, 68, 5, pp 277-280
Abstract

The rapidly increasing volume of world travel includes not only affluent business and leisure travellers, but less well-off people who are immigrants or even refugees from many rural environments. Informal surveys of returning travellers suggest that nearly half suffer some infection related to...

Author(s)
Bannister, B. A.
Citation
Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 1990, 1, 4, pp 185-195
Abstract

The importance of counselling travellers to overseas countries is discussed. Attention should be paid not only to the health and safety conditions within the country of destination, but also to the general health of the traveller and to the personal risk he/she might take on his/her journey....

Author(s)
Steffen, R.; Schorr, D.; Holdener, F.
Citation
Therapeutische Umschau, 1990, 47, 10, pp 780-784
Abstract

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

It is estimated that 5 million Americans will travel to the developing world over the next year. This study examines the demographic profile, past medical and immunization history, itinerary, and reason for travel of 2445 travellers to the developing world seen at a travel medicine service from...

Author(s)
Hill, D. R.
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991, 45, 2, pp 263-270
Abstract

In travel medicine, efforts should be concentrated on preventive measures that are necessary, and travellers should be spared the side effects, costs and stress of superfluous measures. Excess mortality abroad is mainly due to traffic and swimming accidents, indicating the need for appropriate...

Author(s)
Steffen, R.
Citation
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1991, 85, 2, pp 156-162
Abstract

The continued growth in international travel to an ever increasing number of destinations, combined with shorter travel times, has led to a substantial rise in the number of travel-related diseases. This international symposium, organized under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of...

Publisher
Royal College of Physicians of London, London, UK
Citation
Travel-associated disease: papers based on a conference organised by the Royal College of Physicians of London., 1995, pp xi + 179 pp.

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