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Background: This year, Brazil will host about 600,000 foreign visitors during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The concern of possible dengue transmission during this event has been raised given the high transmission rates reported in the past by this country. Methodology/Principal Findings: We used dengue ...

Author(s)
Panhuis, W. G. van; Hyun, S. W.; Blaney, K.; Marques, E. T. A.; Coelho, G. E.; Siqueira, J. B.; Tibshirani, R.; Silva, J. B. da; Rosenfeld, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2014, 8, 7, pp e3063
Abstract

Despite the global financial downturn, millions of people continue to travel abroad each year. Many travel with co-morbidities such as immunosuppression, placing them at greater risk of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. Leishmaniasis is one of the principal neglected tropical diseases....

Author(s)
Moore, J.; Brown, K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 2, pp 119-122
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Phlebotomines are the sole or principal vectors of Leishmania, Bartonella bacilliformis, and some arboviruses. The coevolution of sand flies with Leishmania species of mammals and lizards is considered in relation to the landscape epidemiology of leishmaniasis, a neglected tropical disease....

Author(s)
Ready, P. D.
Publisher
Annual Reviews, Palo Alto, USA
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 2013, 58, pp 227-250
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Background: The presence of the recently introduced primary dengue virus vector mosquito Aedes aegypti in Nepal, in association with the likely indigenous secondary vector Aedes albopictus, raises public health concerns. Chikungunya fever cases have also been reported in Nepal, and the virus...

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Dhimal, M.; Gautam, I.; Joshi, H. D.; O'Hara, R. B.; Ahrens, B.; Kuch, U.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2015, 9, 3, pp e0003545
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Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVEV) is the most serious of the endemic arboviruses in Australia. It was responsible for six known large outbreaks of encephalitis in south-eastern Australia in the 1900s, with the last comprising 58 cases in 1974. Since then MVEV clinical cases have been largely...

Author(s)
Selvey, L. A.; Dailey, L.; Lindsay, M.; Armstrong, P.; Tobin, S.; Koehler, A. P.; Markey, P. G.; Smith, D. W.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2014, 8, 1, pp e2656
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: Each year millions of travelers visit Southeast Asia where rabies is still prevalent. This study aimed to assess the risk of rabies exposure, i.e., by being bitten or licked by an animal, among travelers in Southeast Asia. The secondary objective was to assess their attitudes and...

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Piyaphanee, W.; Kittitrakul, C.; Lawpoolsri, S.; Gautret, P.; Kashino, W.; Tangkanakul, W.; Charoenpong, P.; Ponam, T.; Sibunruang, S.; Phumratanaprapin, W.; Tantawichien, T.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2012, 6, 9, pp e1852

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