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Background: Large events or mass gatherings (MGs) are known to amplify the risk of infectious diseases, many of which can be prevented by vaccination. In this review we have evaluated the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in MGs. Methods: Major databases like PubMed and Embase, Google...

Author(s)
Alqahtani, A. S.; Alfelali, M.; Arbon, P.; Booy, R.; Rashid, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2015, 33, 48, pp 6552-6563
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

Anthropozoonotic (human to nonhuman animal) transmission of infectious disease poses a significant threat to wildlife. A large proportion of travelers to tropical regions are not protected against vaccine-preventable illnesses, and a majority of these travelers demonstrate poor recall of actual...

Author(s)
Muehlenbein, M. P.; Martinez, L. A.; Lemke, A. A.; Ambu, L.; Nathan, S.; Alsisto, S.; Andau, P.; Sakong, R.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, New York, USA
Citation
EcoHealth, 2008, 5, 3, pp 371-378
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Data from the Health Board on imported infectious diseases during the last 5 years are presented by disease and country of infection. This data is helpful in order to give timely information on possible risks of infection and recommendations on preventive measures to medical officers, tourists and...

Author(s)
Ryabinina, J.
Publisher
EpiNorth, Nydalen, Norway
Citation
EpiNorth - Journal of the Network for Communicable Disease Control in Northern and Eastern Europe, 2011, 12, 3, pp 69-71
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
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.
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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

People who are HIV+ travelling around the world comprise a unique group with regards to possible immunological disorders that can be intensified by climatic and time factors. Increased exposure of vulnerable tourists to various biological factors (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) is...

Author(s)
Panasiuk, A.
Publisher
Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Przegląd Epidemiologiczny, 2004, 58, Supplement 1, pp 97-100

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