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Background: Ships destined for, or departing from, U.S. ports of entry must report certain signs and symptoms of potentially communicable diseases of public health interest among travelers to the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

Author(s)
Rice, M. E.; Bannerman, M.; Marin, M.; Lopez, A. S.; Lewis, M. M.; Stamatakis, C. E.; Regan, J. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2018, 23, pp 27-33
Abstract

Background: Influenza outbreaks can occur among passengers and crews during the Alaska summertime cruise season. Ill travellers represent a potential source for introduction of novel or antigenically drifted influenza virus strains to the United States. From May to September 2013-2015, the Alaska...

Author(s)
Rogers, K. B.; Roohi, S.; Uyeki, T. M.; Montgomery, D.; Parker, J.; Fowler, N. H.; Xu XiYan; Ingram, D. J.; Fearey, D.; Williams, S. M.; Tarling, G.; Brown, C. M.; Cohen, N. J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax069
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Background: Cruise ships carry a large number of people in confined spaces providing an environment for transmission of infections. The aim of this study is to estimate the incidence of and describe the spectrum of respiratory infections and gastrointestinal illness among passengers and crew of ...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Maltezou, H. C.; Papadakis, A.; Katerelos, P.; Saroglou, G.; Tsakris, A.; Tsiodras, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 389-397
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Background: Travel volumes are still increasing resulting in a more interconnected world and fostering the spread of infectious diseases. We aimed to evaluate the relevance of travel-related measles, a highly transmissible and vaccine-preventable disease. Method: Between 2001 and 2013, surveillance ...

Author(s)
Jost, M.; Luzi, D.; Metzler, S.; Miran, B.; Mutsch, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2015, 13, 1, pp 10-18
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Background: Cruise ship outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) such as rubella and varicella have been previously associated with introduction and spread among susceptible crew members originating from countries with endemic transmission of these diseases. Methods: During February to April ...

Author(s)
Mitruka, K.; Felsen, C. B.; Tomianovic, D.; Inman, B.; Street, K.; Yambor, P.; Reef, S. E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 4, pp 233-237
Abstract

The presence of a vast cohort of individuals in semi-confined settings such as cruise ships, military barracks, and college dormitories is often accompanied by an increase in the risk of particular infections. These are often gastrointestinal infections on cruise ships and respiratory pathogens...

Author(s)
Kak, V.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America, 2007, 21, 3, pp 773-784
Abstract

This paper reviews reports of influenza outbreaks on cruise ships, presents guidelines for the control of outbreaks, analyses the use of influenza vaccines and antivirals in preventing and controlling this disease, and discusses the cost effectiveness of disease prevention.

Author(s)
Ruben, F. L.; Ehreth, J.
Publisher
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland
Citation
International Maritime Health, 2002, 53, 1/4, pp 36-42
Abstract

This paper provides basic information for obstetricians interested in the field of travel for pregnant women (pretravel medical evaluation of pregnant women during the first, second and third trimesters), with particular emphasis on the prevention of travel-related illnesses (immunization against...

Author(s)
Jothivijayarani, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, 2002, 9, 1, pp 36-40
Abstract

The epidemiology of rubella outbreaks on cruise ships is briefly discussed and the risk of infection for women of childbearing age working or travelling on cruise ships is considered. The importance of verifying rubella vaccination status and immunity before travel is stressed.

Citation
Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1998, 158, 4, pp 516

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