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The next Pan American Games will be held in Peru in the period July-August 2019. Around 6680 participants from 41 countries are expected to take part in the event. There will be a total of 62 sport disciplines. This event poses specific challenges, given its size and the diversity of attendees....

Author(s)
Gallego, V.; Berberian, G.; Siu, H.; Verbanaz, S.; Rodríguez-Morales, A. J.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Lloveras, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019, 30, pp 19-24
Abstract

Background: The incidence rate of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in travellers from non-endemic areas to the Americas during the ZIKV outbreak in 2016 is unknown. Methods: Belgian adults who planned to travel to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean were recruited prospectively to study...

Author(s)
Huits, R.; Bossche, D. van den; Eggermont, K.; Lotgering, E.; Feyens, A.; Potters, I.; Jacobs, J.; Esbroeck, M. van; Cnops, L.; Bottieau, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2019, 78, pp 39-43
Abstract

With approximately half of the world's population at risk of contracting dengue, this mosquito-borne disease is of global concern. International travellers significantly contribute to dengue's rapid and large-scale spread by importing the disease from endemic into non-endemic countries. To prevent...

Author(s)
Liebig, J.; Jansen, C.; Paini, D.; Gardner, L.; Jurdak, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 12, pp e0225193
Abstract

Outbreaks of arbovirus infections vectored by invasive Aedes albopictus have already occurred and are predicted to become increasingly frequent in Southern Europe. We present a probabilistic model to assess risk of arbovirus outbreaks based on incident cases worldwide, on the probability of arrival ...

Author(s)
Solimini, A. G.; Manica, M.; Rosà, R.; Torre, A. della; Caputo, B.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 16435
Abstract

Background: Dengue virus (DENV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and Zika virus (ZIKV) infections are rapidly expanding across countries and are being diagnosed in returned travellers who represent epidemiological sentinels. The French Territories of America (FTA) such as Guadeloupe and Martinique see...

Author(s)
Vasquez, V.; Haddad, E.; Perignon, A.; Jaureguiberry, S.; Brichler, S.; Leparc-Goffart, I.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2018, 72, pp 34-39
Abstract

The arrival of infected travelers from endemic regions can trigger sustained autochthonous transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens in Europe. In 2007 a Chikungunya outbreak was observed in central Italy, mostly affecting two villages characterised by a high density of Aedes albopictus. The...

Author(s)
Trentini, F.; Poletti, P.; Baldacchino, F.; Drago, A.; Montarsi, F.; Capelli, G.; Rizzoli, A.; Rosà, R.; Rizzo, C.; Merler, S.; Melegaro, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 9034
Abstract

Background: Frequent international travel facilitates the global spread of dengue fever. Japan has experienced an increasing number of imported case notifications of dengue virus (DENV) infection, mostly arising from Japanese travelers visiting South and Southeast Asian countries. This has led an...

Author(s)
Yuan BaoYin; Nishiura, H.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 6, pp e0198734
Abstract

A growing number of people undertake international travel, and yet faster growth of such travel is expected in the tropics. Information on the hazards presented by pool and hot spring waters in tropical countries is very limited. This review aims to collate available information on pool water...

Author(s)
Mavridou, A.; Pappa, O.; Papatzitze, O.; Dioli, C.; Kefala, A. M.; Drossos, P.; Beloukas, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2730
Abstract

Objective: Geographical information systems (GIS) have been demonstrated earlier to be of great use to inform public health action against vector-borne infectious diseases. Methods: Using surveillance data on the ongoing ZIKV outbreak from Pereira, Colombia (2015-2016), we estimated incidence rates ...

Author(s)
Rodriguez-Morales, A. J.; Ruiz, P.; Tabares, J.; Ossa, C. A.; Yepes-Echeverry, M. C.; Ramirez-Jaramillo, V.; Galindo-Marquez, M. L.; García-Loaiza, C. J.; Sabogal-Roman, J. A.; Parra-Valencia, E.; Lagos-Grisales, G. J.; Lozada-Riascos, C. O.; Pijper, C. A. de; Grobusch, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 18, pp 57-66
Abstract

Zika virus is currently causing extensive outbreaks in a number of countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean and has been associated with foetal abnormalities. We report an outbreak of Zika virus infection in a Chinese tour-group returning from a nine day holiday in Fiji and Samoa....

Author(s)
Sun JiMin; Fu Tao; Mao HaiYan; Wang Zhen; Pan JunHang; Rutherford, S.; Ren JiangPing; Dong XuanJun; Chen Yin; Zhu ZhiHong; Qi XiaoHua; Gong ZhenYu; Liu QiYong; Yu HongJie; Zhu LieBo; Chen WenXian; Chen ZhiPing; Zhang YanJun; Chen EnFu
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2017, 7, 1, pp 43527

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