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Background: Estimates of travel-related illness have focused predominantly on populations from highly developed countries visiting low- or middle-income countries, yet travel to and within high-income countries is very frequent. Despite being a top international tourist destination, few sources...

Author(s)
Stoney, R. J.; Esposito, D. H.; Kozarsky, P.; Hamer, D. H.; Grobusch, M. P.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Libman, M.; Gautret, P.; Lim PohLian; Leder, K.; Schwartz, E.; Sotir, M. J.; Licitra, C.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay053
Abstract

Background: Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM), a zoonotic helminthiasis imported to Canada by travelers to the tropics, causes morbidity due to severe, intractable pruritus. Treatment in Canada is only available through the Special Access Program (SAP) of Health Canada, thus, many patients are...

Author(s)
Kincaid, L.; Klowak, M.; Klowak, S.; Boggild, A. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2015, 13, 5, pp 382-387
Abstract

Cyclospora cayetanensis was identified in 176 returned travellers from the Riviera Maya region of Mexico between 1 June and 22 September 2015; 79 in the United Kingdom (UK) and 97 in Canada. UK cases completed a food exposure questionnaire. This increase in reported Cyclospora cases highlights...

Author(s)
Nichols, G. L.; Freedman, J.; Pollock, K. G.; Rumble, C.; Chalmers, R. M.; Chiodini, P.; Hawkins, G.; Alexander, C. L.; Godbole, G.; Williams, C.; Kirkbride, H. A.; Hamel, M.; Hawker, J. I.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2015, 20, 43, pp 21284
Abstract

Background: Important gaps remain in our knowledge of the infectious diseases people acquire while travelling and the impact of pathogens imported by Canadian travellers. Objective: To provide a surveillance update of illness in a cohort of returned Canadian travellers and new immigrants. Methods:...

Author(s)
Boggild, A. K.; Geduld, J.; Libman, M.; Ward, B. J.; McCarthy, A.; Hajek, J.; Ghesquiere, W.; Vincelette, J.; Kuhn, S.; Freedman, D. O.; Kain, K. C.
Publisher
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 2014, 40, 16, pp 313-325
Abstract

Background. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can affect travelers to sub-Saharan Africa, as well as migrants from disease endemic countries (DECs), posing diagnosis challenges to travel health services in non-disease endemic countries (non-DECs). Methods. Cases reported in journals have been...

Author(s)
Simarro, P. P.; Franco, J. R.; Cecchi, G.; Paone, M.; Diarra, A.; Postigo, J. A. R.; Jannin, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 44-53
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Background. Mexico and Central America are important travel destinations for North American and European travelers. There is limited information on regional differences in travel related morbidity. Methods. We describe the morbidity among 4779 ill travelers returned from Mexico and Central America...

Author(s)
Flores-Figueroa, J.; Okhuysen, P. C.; Sonnenburg, F. von; DuPont, H. L.; Libman, M. D.; Keystone, J. S.; Hale, D. C.; Burchard, G.; Han, P. V.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011, 53, 6, pp 523-531
Abstract

An ongoing outbreak of Cryptococcus gattii caused infections, which emerged on Vancouver Island and the Pacific Northwest, has affected more than 200 of the islands' residents, of whom eight died. While C. gattii infections are rarely described in travelers, we report a case of cryptococcosis...

Author(s)
Hagen, F.; Assen, S. van; Luijckx, G. J.; Boekhout, T.; Kampinga, G. A.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Medical Mycology, 2010, 48, 3, pp 528-531
Abstract

We compared travel histories of case-patients with Cryptococcus gattii infection during 1999-2006 to travel destinations of the general public on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Findings validated and refined estimates of risk on the basis of place of residence and showed no spatial...

Author(s)
Chambers, C.; MacDougall, L.; Li Min; Galanis, E.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2008, 14, 11, pp 1781-1783
Abstract

The tapeworm Diphyllobothrium nihonkaiense, originally described from Japan, is reported from a man in North America for the first time in 2005. Species identification was based on sequences of ribosomal (partial 18S rRNA) and mitochondrial (partial cytochrome-c oxidase subunit I) genes of...

Author(s)
Wicht, B.; Scholz, T.; Peduzzi, R.; Kuchta, R.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Northbrook, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2008, 78, 2, pp 235-238
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Background: Travel Counsellors may be a source of health advice to travellers and might influence travellers' decisions to seek consultation from health professionals. We examined the travel health advice that Alberta (Canada) travel counsellors currently provide their clients and assessed their...

Author(s)
McAllister, C. D.; Russell, M. L.
Publisher
Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2004, 95, 2, pp 142-145

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