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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

Background: Although enteric fever (typhoid and paratyphoid fevers) is a major global public health problem, comparable data on the risks of contracting travel-associated enteric fever in various regions of the world are scarce. Methods: From the Swedish database on notifiable communicable...

Author(s)
Ekdahl, K.; Jong, B. de; Andersson, Y.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 4, pp 197-204
Abstract

We have investigated pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay in travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria. Questionnaires were distributed to patients having been notified with falciparum malaria from 1994 to 2001. Of 408 notified patients, 237 (58%)...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.; Ekdahl, K.; Janzon, R.; Braconier, J. H.; Bronner, U.; Hellgren, U.; Rombo, L.; Tegnell, A.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2005, 37, 10, pp 760-765
Abstract

Objectives: To give a detailed risk estimate of contracting travel-associated shigellosis in various regions of the world. Methods: Data on notifications of travel-associated shigellosis in Sweden 1997-2003 were compared with information on recent travel abroad from a comprehensive database based...

Author(s)
Ekdahl, K.; Andersson, Y.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2005, 51, 3, pp 222-229
Abstract

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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