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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
Abstract

For centuries, yellow fever virus infection generated substantial fear among explorers, tourist travellers, workers, military personnel, and others entering areas of transmission. Currently, there is transmission only in some areas of tropical South America and sub-Saharan Africa. When symptomatic, ...

Author(s)
Reno, E. R.; Quan, N. G.; Franco-Paredes, C.; Chastain, D. B.; Chauhan, L.; Rodriguez-Morales, A. J.; Henao-Martínez, A. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2020, 20, 6, pp E129-E137
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Introduction: Malaria prevention can be complex due to the individual characteristics of the traveller, travel destination, duration of stay and type of travel. Our aim in this study was to document malaria chemoprophylaxis recommendations provided by travel-medicine experts in Europe for specific...

Author(s)
Shellvarajah, M.; Hatz, C.; Schlagenhauf, P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 19, pp 49-55
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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
Abstract

Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal emerging zoonosis with worldwide distribution and a broad range of clinical presentations and exposure risks. It typically affects vulnerable populations in (sub)tropical countries but is increasingly reported in travelers as well. Diagnostic methods are...

Author(s)
Vries, S. G. de; Visser, B. J.; Stoney, R. J.; Wagenaar, J. F. P.; Bottieau, E.; Chen, L. H.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Wilson, M.; Rapp, C.; Leder, K.; Caumes, E.; Schwartz, E.; Hynes, N. A.; Goorhuis, A.; Esposito, D. H.; Hamer, D. H.; Grobusch, M. P.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2018, 99, 1, pp 127-135
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

We divided the number of travel-related hepatitis A cases notified in Dutch surveillance (2003-2011) by travel data obtained from an annual holiday survey to estimate the risk of hepatitis A among Dutch travelers. Of the 2,094 cases notified, 931 (44%) were imported. Morocco (n=272, 29%), Turkey (...

Author(s)
Sane, J.; Sousa, R. de; Pelt, W. van; Petrignani, M.; Verhoef, L.; Koopmans, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 3, pp 208-211
Abstract

The authors present a descriptive study on hepatitis A among Danish travellers in the period 1980-2007 based on data from a large survey among 26,640 Danes regarding travel habits, as well as national surveillance and population data. There are five messages to be read from the results: (1) The...

Author(s)
Nielsen, U. S.; Larsen, C. S.; Howitz, M.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Infection, 2009, 58, 1, pp 47-52
Abstract

Background: Approximately the 8% of travelers requires medical care, with the diagnosis of a vaccine-preventable disease. The aim of our study was to analyze the socio-demographic, health and travel characteristics of the Italian international travelers. Methods: We conducted a cross sectional...

Author(s)
Troiano, G.; Mercone, A.; Bagnoli, A.; Nante, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Annals of Global Health, 2017, 83, 2, pp 380-385
Abstract

Background: Travellers are at risk of acquiring infectious diseases during travel, with risks differing by destination, travel and traveller characteristics. A pre-travel health consultation may minimize this risk. However, uptake of pre-travel health advice remains low. We investigated pre-travel...

Author(s)
Paudel, P.; Raina, C.; Zwar, N.; Seale, H.; Worth, H.; Sheikh, M.; Heywood, A. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 5, pp tax044

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