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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:...

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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

Data collected by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network for 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands during 1997-2010 were analyzed. Malaria (from Comoros and Madagascar), acute nonparasitic diarrhea, and parasitoses were the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases. An increase...

Author(s)
Savini, H.; Gautret, P.; Gaudart, J.; Field, V.; Castelli, F.; López-Vélez, R.; Lim PohLian; Shaw, M.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Simon, F.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 8, pp 1297-1301
Abstract

This year the Hajj will take place during 24-29 October. Recent outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cholera in Sierra Leone, and infections associated with a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and Qatar required review of the health...

Author(s)
Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20295
Abstract

In this article the authors discusses the current status regarding the adoption of a One Health approach (the linking of animal and human health together with the ecosystems in which we live) by high profile experts, officials and institutions around the globe focusing on its initial...

Author(s)
Okello, A. L.; Gibbs, E. P. J.; Vandersmissen, A.; Welburn, S. C.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2011, 169, 11, pp 281-285
Abstract

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) threaten international travelers, but little is known about their epidemiology in this group. We analyzed records of 37,542 ill returned travelers entered into the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network database. Among 580 (1.5%) with VPDs, common diagnoses included...

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Boggild, A. K.; Castelli, F.; Gautret, P.; Torresi, J.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Barnett, E. D.; Greenaway, C. A.; Lim PohLian; Schwartz, E.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2010, 28, 46, pp 7389-7395
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Author(s)
Freedman, D. O.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Tropical diseases in travelers, 2010, pp 27-34
Abstract

During the past decade, the global public health community has been challenged by the emergence and rapid worldwide spread of novel influenza strains, severe acute respiratory syndrome, chikungunya virus, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and other conditions and pathogens. Modern transportation and...

Author(s)
Arguin, P. M.; Marano, N.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 11, pp 1713-1714
Abstract

This document is a summary of studies that dealt with aspects of malaria, hepatitis A, and other travel related diseases (dengue fever, rickettsial infections, influenza, and leptospirosis) in Swedish travellers. It aims to describe the epidemiology of imported infectious diseases in Sweden and...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.
Publisher
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Infectious diseases in returning Swedish travellers, 2009, pp 51 pp.
Abstract

This book, inclusive of 10 chapters, offers relevant discussions on all main health risks to travellers, both during their journey and at their destinations. Important infectious diseases, including causative agents, modes of transmission, clinical features, geographical distribution, prophylaxis,...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health: Situation as on 1 January 2009, 2009, pp x + 240 pp.
Abstract

This article presents the issued health-related requirements by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia for the forthcoming Hajj season. The following are covered: yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis, influenza vaccination, disease surveillance, health regulations at borders, and...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2007, 82, 44, pp 385-388

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