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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

Zoonotic parasites are important causes of endemic and emerging human disease in northern North America and Greenland (the North), where prevalence of some parasites is higher than in the general North American population. The North today is in transition, facing increased resource extraction,...

Author(s)
Jenkins, E. J.; Castrodale, L. J.; Rosemond, S. J. C. de; Dixon, B. R.; Elmore, S. A.; Gesy, K. M.; Hoberg, E. P.; Polley, L.; Schurer, J. M.; Simard, M.; Thompson, R. C. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in Parasitology, 2013, 82, pp 33-204
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
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Background. Risk of infections by enteropathogens among individuals traveling outside their country of residence is considered important. Such travel-related cases (TRC) have been poorly estimated and described in Canada. Methods. Data from an enhanced, passive surveillance system of diseases...

Author(s)
Ravel, A.; Nesbitt, A.; Marshall, B.; Sittler, N.; Pollari, F.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2011, 18, 1, pp 8-19
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Objective: Travel-related enteric infections likely represent a large proportion of all enteric infections in British Columbia (BC). The objective of this study was to assess the proportion of enteric infections in BC reported in 2008 associated with international travel in order to understand...

Author(s)
Taylor, M.; MacDougall, L.; Li Min; Galanis, E.
Publisher
Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2010, 101, 4, pp 332-336
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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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The cases of 2 individuals from Canada who acquired Plasmodium falciparum malaria whilst on holiday in Costa Ambar, Dominican Republic, are reported. The first case is that of a 59-year-old male who presented in Montreal, Canada, on 26 May 1990, 14 days after returning from a one-week visit to the...

Author(s)
Greenaway, C. A.; MacLean, J. D.; McGill, M. D.
Citation
Canada Diseases Weekly Report, 1990, 16, 45, pp 227-229

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