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Our knowledge of the health problems and infections encountered by international travellers has evolved considerably in the past decades. The growth of global networks such as the GeoSentinel Surveillance network, TropNet Europe, EuroTravNet and networks based in North America have provided...

Author(s)
Torresi, J.; Steffen, R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax064
Abstract

Background. Japanese encephalitis (JE) and rabies are serious vaccine preventable diseases which are an important consideration for travelers to Asia. Methods. Five Boston-area travel clinics collected demographic data, trip information, and interventions for travelers to Asia seen at pre-travel...

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Walker, X. J.; Barnett, E. D.; Wilson, M. E.; Macleod, W. B.; Jentes, E. S.; Karchmer, A. W.; Hamer, D. H.; Chen, L. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 6, pp 403-409
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Background: Travelers receive medical advice from a variety of sources, including travel agencies. The aim of this study is to describe the quality of pre-travel advice provided by travel agencies in Cuzco to travelers interested in visiting malaria and yellow fever endemic areas. Methods: Trained...

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Villanueva-Meyer, P. G.; Garcia-Jasso, C. A.; Springer, C. A.; Lane, J. K.; Su, B. S.; Hidalgo, I. S.; Goodrich, M. R.; Deichsel, E. L.; White, A. C., Jr.; Cabada, M. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 1, pp 26-30
Abstract

The next FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in June-July 2014. Around 600,000 international visitors and participants (as well over 3 million domestic travelers) are expected. This event will take place in twelve cities. This event poses specific challenges, given its size and the diversity of...

Author(s)
Gallego, V.; Berberian, G.; Lloveras, S.; Verbanaz, S.; Chaves, T. S. S.; Orduna, T.; Rodriguez-Morales, A. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 3, pp 208-218
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Background: Yellow fever (YF), a potentially fatal mosquito-borne infection, is preventable with a live-attenuated vaccine, rarely associated with severe adverse events. We surveyed travelers to assess their reasons for pre-travel medical consultation, information they considered important...

Author(s)
Lown, B. A.; Chen, L. H.; Han, P. V.; Jentes, E. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Benoit, C. M.; Avery, K. A.; Ooi, W.; Hamer, D. H.; Barnett, E. D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 4, pp 266-271
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Background: Limited data exist on infectious diseases imported to various locations in Europe, particularly after travel within the continent. Methods: To investigate travel-related disease relevant to Europe that is potentially preventable through pre-travel intervention, we analyzed the...

Author(s)
Warne, B.; Weld, L. H.; Cramer, J. P.; Field, V. K.; Grobusch, M. P.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Castelli, F.; Lalloo, D. G.; Ursing, J.; Chappuis, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; López-Vélez, R.; Rapp, C.; Smith, K. C.; Parola, P.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 4, pp 248-254
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Background: In a large part of the developing world, limited infectious disease surveillance is performed. In laboratory information management systems data on diagnostic requests is available and may be amenable to trend analyses. We explored this potential, using DENV diagnostic requests as a...

Author(s)
Cleton, N.; Reusken, C.; Murk, J. L.; Jong, M. de; Reimerink, J.; Eijk, A. van der; Koopmans, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 2, pp 159-166
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We analyzed characteristics of humanitarian service workers (HSWs) seen pre-travel at Global TravEpiNet (GTEN) practices during 2009-2011. Of 23,264 travelers, 3,663 (16%) travelers were classified as HSWs. Among HSWs, 1,269 (35%) travelers were medical workers, 1,298 (35%) travelers were...

Author(s)
Stoney, R. J.; Jentes, E. S.; Sotir, M. J.; Kozarsky, P.; Rao, S. R.; LaRocque, R. C.; Ryan, E. T.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014, 90, 3, pp 553-559
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis is frequent in Asia, with a severe prognosis, but rare in travelers. Culex mosquitoes transmit Japanese encephalitis virus. Risk factors are destination, duration of stay, summer and fall seasons, outdoor activities, and type of accommodation. We report the case of a French...

Author(s)
Lagarde, S.; Lagier, J. C.; Charrel, R.; Quérat, G.; Vanhomwegen, J.; Desprès, P.; Pelletier, J.; Kaphan, E.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Neurovirology, 2014, 20, 1, pp 99-102
Abstract

The purpose of this prospective, questionnaire-based study is to assess pre-travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis for long-term travellers who receive pre-travel advice in Greece. A total of 4721 travellers were studied from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. Travellers sought...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Smeti, P.; Spilioti, A.; Silvestros, C.; Katerelos, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 6, Part B, pp 764-770

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