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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.
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Background: Malaria transmission in Nepal is focal and seasonal. Based on data in returning travellers the risk of malaria is low. Sources of advice give contradictory information regarding the need for chemoprophylaxis. As a result, a degree of confusion exists among visitors. The aim of this...

Author(s)
Cave, W.; Prativa Pandey; Osrin, D.; Shlim, D. R.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 2, pp 100-105
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Background: The risk of malaria infection in travellers is seldom known in detail and neither is the efficacy of different prophylactic regimens, due to a lack of controlled trials. Surveillance of malaria diagnosed after return can provide data on risk and efficacy. Methods: An open case-control...

Author(s)
Kofoed, K.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 3, pp 150-154
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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
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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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Twelve Finnish tourists contracted falciparum malaria from Gambia in the period between 3 and 27 November 2008. The travellers came from different parts of Finland and all except one had booked the trip from the same travel agency. Ten of them had received information about the risk of malaria in...

Author(s)
Valve, K.; Ruotsalainen, E.; Kärki, T.; Pekkanen, E.; Siikamäki, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 51, pp 19068
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Background. Traveling to highly endemic areas for hepatitis A is increasing while the immunization level in travelers has been shown to be low in the countries studied. Methods. In this population-based study, we have estimated the incidence rate of travel-related hepatitis A during 1997 to 2005 by ...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.; Rombo, L.; Andersson, Y.; Martin, S.; Ekdahl, K.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 4, pp 233-238
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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.
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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
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The Norwegian Surveillance System for Communicable Diseases (MSIS) includes variables related to travel for clinicians to fill when notifying travel-associated infections. We measured the completeness and validated the travel-history information for salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, giardiasis and ...

Author(s)
Guzman-Herrador, B.; Vold, L.; Nygard, K.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20294

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