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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
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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...

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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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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...

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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
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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...

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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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The aim of this prospective, questionnaire-based study is to assess pre-travel vaccinations for international travellers who receive pre-travel advice in Greece. A total of 2494 travellers were studied from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. Travellers sought pre-travel advice at a median...

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Pavli, A.; Spilioti, A.; Lymperi, I.; Katerelos, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 4, pp 225-230
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Background: Dengue is a frequent cause of fever in travellers. The true extent is unknown as many infections are asymptomatic or undiagnosed. Methods: We used paired sera, with pre- and post-travel specimens from Swiss travellers to tropical destinations, to evaluate the seroepidemiology of...

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Leder, K.; Mutsch, M.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Luxemburger, C.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 4, pp 210-213
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Background: The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. Methods: A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4 weeks after their return, and asked about compliance with pre-travel advice. Results: One hundred sixty-seven children were evaluated after their trip. Compliance with immunizations, malaria chemoprophylaxis, and food-borne disease prevention was 71, 66, and 31%, respectively. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis varied significantly with destination, and was higher for African destinations. Significant features...

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Caillet-Gossot, S.; Laporte, R.; Noël, G.; Gautret, P.; Soula, G.; Delmont, J.; Faucher, B.; Parola, P.; Osei, L.; Minodier, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 171-176
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Background: It is not clearly known how frequently the recommendations given to travelers are followed, and what factors could encourage compliance with these recommended measures. Methods: Adults consulting at a Medical Department for International Travelers (International Travelers' Medical...

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Muller, J. M.; Simonet, A. L.; Binois, R.; Muggeo, E.; Bugnon, P.; Liet, J.; Duong, M.; Chavanet, P.; Piroth, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 2, pp 78-82
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Vaccine recommendations for travellers are based on individual risk assessments of multiple factors, most importantly the destination and duration of the impending trip. Many people undertake frequent trips, but existing WHO, CDC and national advisory board recommendations do not explicitly...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Chen, L. H.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2012, 30, 15, pp 2600-2604
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Background. The number of international trips undertaken by French citizens is rising and we wished to assess the appropriateness of advices given to travelers in a vaccine and travel medicine center in France. Methods. We conducted a 3-month prospective study in one center in Paris where...

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Bouldouyre, M. A.; Verdière, N. C. de; Pavie, J.; Castro, N. de; Ponscarme, D.; Hamane, S.; Rachline, A.; Ferret, S.; Molina, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 2, pp 76-83

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