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Background: Mass gatherings (MGs) such as the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages are known to amplify the risk of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) due to enhanced transmission of the organism between attendees. The burden of IMD at MGs other than Hajj and Umrah has not previously been quantified...

Author(s)
Badahdah, A.; Rashid, H.; Khatami, A.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2018, 36, 31, pp 4593-4602
Abstract

Objective: To analyse the spectrum, vaccination needs and pretravel advice complexity of travellers presenting at a travel medicine clinic in Santiago, Chile. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Pretravel consultations in a private healthcare centre in Chile, an 'emerging market' country in...

Author(s)
Weitzel, T.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
BMJ Open, 2020, 10, 9,
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

Background: Meningococcal meningitis is a serious disease. Travel-associated infection for the general traveller is low; however regular epidemics in indigenous population, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to assess...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Katerelos, P.; Smeti, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 3, pp 261-266
Abstract

The immunization status (tetanus, diphtheria, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhus, yellow fever, meningitis, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, cholera) of a traveller needs to be checked before travelling and, where applicable, booster vaccinations or specific vaccinations for the ...

Author(s)
Hartmann, P.
Publisher
Urban & Vogel GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin, 2007, 149, 20, pp 25-27
Abstract

The factors to be considered when planning vaccination schedules for overseas travellers are addressed. These include vaccination laws in the destination country, obligatory vaccinations for professional travellers such as military personnel, risk assessment of local health and epidemiological...

Author(s)
Goujon, C.
Citation
Médecine Tropicale, 1997, 57, 4, pp 478-482

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