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A retrospective study of all imported malaria cases in patients above 60 years old admitted from 1990 to 1999 in the Department of Infectious Diseases, State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen, Denmark was conducted. Of 14 patients included in the study, nine were men (aged 64-86...

Author(s)
Gjørup, I. E.; Rønn, A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2002, 9, 2, pp 91-93
Abstract

Ciprofloxacin resistance was analysed in 354 Campylobacter jejuni isolates collected during 2 study periods (1995-1997 and 1998-2000) from travellers returning to Finland. The increase in resistance between the two periods was significant among all isolates (40% vs. 60%; p<0.01), as well as...

Author(s)
Hakanen, A.; Jousimies-Somer, H.; Siitonen, A.; Huovinen, P.; Kotilainen, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2003, 9, 2, pp 267-270
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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
Abstract

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

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
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a rare diagnosis outside endemic areas. This paper reports on a case of JE which occurred in an 80-year-old man after a short visit to Java and Bali [Sweden; date not given]. The patient was treated with intravenous acyclovir as well as broad-spectrum antibiotics, and...

Author(s)
Östlund, M. R.; Kan, B.; Karlsson, M.; Vene, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2004, 36, 6/7, pp 512-513
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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

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