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A growing number of people undertake international travel, and yet faster growth of such travel is expected in the tropics. Information on the hazards presented by pool and hot spring waters in tropical countries is very limited. This review aims to collate available information on pool water...

Author(s)
Mavridou, A.; Pappa, O.; Papatzitze, O.; Dioli, C.; Kefala, A. M.; Drossos, P.; Beloukas, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 12, pp 2730
Abstract

With approximately half of the world's population at risk of contracting dengue, this mosquito-borne disease is of global concern. International travellers significantly contribute to dengue's rapid and large-scale spread by importing the disease from endemic into non-endemic countries. To prevent...

Author(s)
Liebig, J.; Jansen, C.; Paini, D.; Gardner, L.; Jurdak, R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 12, pp e0225193
Abstract

Background: Dengue infection among travelers has become one of the most public health concerns in present days. The importation of dengue virus can initiate an outbreak in non-endemic regions. Thailand is one of the countries topping the list of highest dengue infections in travelers. Method: This...

Author(s)
Polwiang, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 398-406
Abstract

Background: Frequent international travel facilitates the global spread of dengue fever. Japan has experienced an increasing number of imported case notifications of dengue virus (DENV) infection, mostly arising from Japanese travelers visiting South and Southeast Asian countries. This has led an...

Author(s)
Yuan BaoYin; Nishiura, H.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 6, pp e0198734
Abstract

Outbreaks of arbovirus infections vectored by invasive Aedes albopictus have already occurred and are predicted to become increasingly frequent in Southern Europe. We present a probabilistic model to assess risk of arbovirus outbreaks based on incident cases worldwide, on the probability of arrival ...

Author(s)
Solimini, A. G.; Manica, M.; Rosà, R.; Torre, A. della; Caputo, B.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 16435
Abstract

The arrival of infected travelers from endemic regions can trigger sustained autochthonous transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens in Europe. In 2007 a Chikungunya outbreak was observed in central Italy, mostly affecting two villages characterised by a high density of Aedes albopictus. The...

Author(s)
Trentini, F.; Poletti, P.; Baldacchino, F.; Drago, A.; Montarsi, F.; Capelli, G.; Rizzoli, A.; Rosà, R.; Rizzo, C.; Merler, S.; Melegaro, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 9034
Abstract

Background - On November 12, 2008, the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) was informed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that giardiasis cases had been diagnosed among a group of US travellers returning from a riverboat trip in France. An investigation...

Author(s)
Viriot, D.; Golliot, F.; Basset, D.
Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2010, No.48, pp 494-496
Abstract

The next Pan American Games will be held in Peru in the period July-August 2019. Around 6680 participants from 41 countries are expected to take part in the event. There will be a total of 62 sport disciplines. This event poses specific challenges, given its size and the diversity of attendees....

Author(s)
Gallego, V.; Berberian, G.; Siu, H.; Verbanaz, S.; Rodríguez-Morales, A. J.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Lloveras, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2019, 30, pp 19-24
Abstract

Background: The incidence rate of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in travellers from non-endemic areas to the Americas during the ZIKV outbreak in 2016 is unknown. Methods: Belgian adults who planned to travel to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean were recruited prospectively to study...

Author(s)
Huits, R.; Bossche, D. van den; Eggermont, K.; Lotgering, E.; Feyens, A.; Potters, I.; Jacobs, J.; Esbroeck, M. van; Cnops, L.; Bottieau, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2019, 78, pp 39-43
Abstract

Background: Although human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is uncommon among patients from non-endemic countries (NEC), there has been an increase in the number of cases reported in recent years. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed. The number of incoming tourists to HAT...

Author(s)
Neuberger, A.; Meltzer, E.; Leshem, E.; Dickstein, Y.; Stienlauf, S.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2014, 9, 2, pp e88647

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