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Japanese encephalitis virus is the leading cause of encephalitis in Asia and parts of the Pacific. Despite the high number of symptomatic infections in endemic countries, clinical disease in travelers is rare. However, an increasing number of imported infections from popular holiday destinations in ...

Author(s)
Tappe, D.; Nemecek, A.; Zipp, F.; Emmerich, P.; Gabriel, M.; Günther, S.; Dobler, G.; Schmidt-Chanasit, J.; Stich, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Clinical Virology, 2012, 54, 3, pp 282-285
Abstract

Our knowledge of the health problems and infections encountered by international travellers has evolved considerably in the past decades. The growth of global networks such as the GeoSentinel Surveillance network, TropNet Europe, EuroTravNet and networks based in North America have provided...

Author(s)
Torresi, J.; Steffen, R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax064
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Background: In a large part of the developing world, limited infectious disease surveillance is performed. In laboratory information management systems data on diagnostic requests is available and may be amenable to trend analyses. We explored this potential, using DENV diagnostic requests as a...

Author(s)
Cleton, N.; Reusken, C.; Murk, J. L.; Jong, M. de; Reimerink, J.; Eijk, A. van der; Koopmans, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 2, pp 159-166
Abstract

Tick-borne encephalitis is a vector-borne disease primarily transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Clinical presentations range from mild meningitis to severe encephalitis with or without myelitis and may result in long-term neurological equelae or death. The disease can successfully...

Author(s)
Kunze, U.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2008, 6, 6, pp 380-383
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis is frequent in Asia, with a severe prognosis, but rare in travelers. Culex mosquitoes transmit Japanese encephalitis virus. Risk factors are destination, duration of stay, summer and fall seasons, outdoor activities, and type of accommodation. We report the case of a French...

Author(s)
Lagarde, S.; Lagier, J. C.; Charrel, R.; Quérat, G.; Vanhomwegen, J.; Desprès, P.; Pelletier, J.; Kaphan, E.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Neurovirology, 2014, 20, 1, pp 99-102
Abstract

Background. Japanese encephalitis (JE) and rabies are serious vaccine preventable diseases which are an important consideration for travelers to Asia. Methods. Five Boston-area travel clinics collected demographic data, trip information, and interventions for travelers to Asia seen at pre-travel...

Author(s)
Walker, X. J.; Barnett, E. D.; Wilson, M. E.; Macleod, W. B.; Jentes, E. S.; Karchmer, A. W.; Hamer, D. H.; Chen, L. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 6, pp 403-409
Abstract

Background. International travel poses a risk of destination-specific illness and may contribute to the global spread of infectious diseases. Despite this, little is known about the health characteristics and pretravel healthcare of US international travelers, particularly those at higher risk of...

Author(s)
LaRocque, R. C.; Rao, S. R.; Lee, J.; Ansdell, V.; Yates, J. A.; Schwartz, B. S.; Knouse, M.; Cahill, J.; Hagmann, S.; Vinetz, J.; Connor, B. A.; Goad, J. A.; Oladele, A.; Alvarez, S.; Stauffer, W.; Walker, P.; Kozarsky, P.; Franco-Paredes, C.; Dismukes, R.; Rosen, J.; Hynes, N. A.; Jacquerioz, F.; McLellan, S.; Hale, D.; Sofarelli, T.; Schoenfeld, D. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, 54, 4, pp 455-462
Abstract

In July-November 2009, 26 European Union (EU) Member States (MSs), Norway and Iceland, participated in a survey seeking information on national tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccination recommendations. Information on TBE surveillance, methods used to ascertain endemic areas, vaccination...

Author(s)
Stefanoff, P.; Polkowska, A.; Giambi, C.; Levy-Bruhl, D.; O'Flanagan, D.; Dematte, L.; Lopalco, P. L.; Mereckiene, J.; Johansen, K.; D'Ancona, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2011, 29, 6, pp 1283-1288
Abstract

The purpose of this prospective, questionnaire-based study is to assess pre-travel vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis for long-term travellers who receive pre-travel advice in Greece. A total of 4721 travellers were studied from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012. Travellers sought...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Smeti, P.; Spilioti, A.; Silvestros, C.; Katerelos, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 6, Part B, pp 764-770
Abstract

Background: Yellow fever is an acute, frequently fatal, febrile arbovirosis that in Brazil occurs only in the sylvatic form. Sylvatic yellow fever (SYF) appears in sporadic outbreaks over a large area of Brazil. In this paper, we analyze the demographic profile of 831 SYF cases that occurred...

Author(s)
Câmara, F. P.; Carvalho, L. M. de; Gomes, A. L. B.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013, 107, 5, pp 324-327

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