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Background: Previous studies investigating the travellers' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) profile indicated an important educational need among those travelling to risk destinations. Methods: In the years 2002-2009 an annually repeated cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey was...

Author(s)
Genderen, P. J. J. van; Thiel, P. P. A. M. van; Mulder, P. G. H.; Overbosch, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 2, pp 149-158
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Background: Medical tourism, where patients travel abroad intentionally to access medical treatment, is a growing trend. Some of these patients travel to undergo organ transplantation. This study aims to quantify the number of UK patients who undergo liver transplantation abroad, assessing their...

Author(s)
Winter, B. K.; Odedra, A.; Green, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 6, pp 599-603
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Increased international business travel to moderate or high endemic areas of hepatitis A and B may leave many business travelers at risk for infection if not vaccinated. Many international business travelers depart for hepatitis A and B endemic areas within 2 months of the decision to travel. Many...

Author(s)
Connor, B. A.; Patron, D. J.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008, 50, 8, pp 945-950
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Background: In 2013, 200 million tourists visited countries that are endemic for hepatitis B virus (HBV). Backpackers are potentially at greater risk of hepatitis B than other travellers yet exposure to HBV remains under researched in this population. Method: A cross-sectional survey of backpackers ...

Author(s)
Frew, G.; McGeorge, E.; Grant, S.; Wildt, G. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 15, pp 57-62
Abstract

Background: Vaccination is a safe and effective public health intervention that not only protects individual travellers from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), but prevents them from becoming a source of disease in their destination and on their return. Obtaining an accurate vaccination history...

Author(s)
Turner, D. P.; McGuinness, S. L.; Cohen, J.; Waring, L. J.; Leder, K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 3, pp tax011
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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:...

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

We studied food and water-borne diseases (FWDs), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and diseases vaccinated against in the Swedish childhood vaccination programme among Swedish international travellers, in order to identify countries associated with a high number of...

Author(s)
Dahl, V.; Wallensten, A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 7, pp e0181625
Abstract

As the number of international business travelers continues to grow, so does the list of destinations, many of which are endemic for both hepatitis A and B. Generally, travelers are unaware of the risks of acquiring viral hepatitis when traveling; many are unsure of modes of transmission and do not ...

Author(s)
Bunn, W. B., III
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2008, 50, 8, pp 935-944
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Background: Hepatitis B and C virus (HBV and HCV) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. With the rise in international travel over the last three decades, many travelers are at risk of HBV and HCV infection. Methods: This review focuses on the epidemiology of HBV and HCV in...

Author(s)
Johnson, D. F.; Leder, K.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 194-202
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The Mediterranean region is a popular destination for tourists during the summer. However, European tourists who are travellers within their own continent do not consider themselves exposed to possible, travel-associated infections since problem awareness among tourists as well as doctors is rather ...

Author(s)
Rendi-Wagner, P.; Hoeller, K.; Kollaritsch, H.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, 2004, 116, 19/20, pp 652-660

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