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Objective: To evaluate the causes and risks for imported skin disorders among travellers. Methods: Data of 34 162 travellers returning from tropical and non-tropical countries and presenting at the outpatient travel medicine clinic of the University of Munich, Germany, between 1999 and 2009 were...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Siess, C.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011, 16, 11, pp 1457-1464
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Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from...

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Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Brownstein, J. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Barnett, E.; Schwartz, E.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Castelli, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Freedman, D. O.; Cheng, A. C.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 7, pp 1049-1057
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Background: Europeans represent the majority of international travellers and clinicians encountering returned patients have an essential role in recognizing, and communicating travel-associated public health risks. Methods: To investigate the morbidity of travel associated infectious diseases in...

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Field, V.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Burchard, G. D.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Castelli, F.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Weld, L.; Lopez-Velez, R.; Vries, P. de; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Parola, P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2010, 10, 330, pp (17 November 2010)
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Background: International travel continues to increase, particularly to Asia and Africa. Clinicians are increasingly likely to be consulted for advice before travel or by ill returned travelers. Objective: To describe typical diseases in returned travelers according to region, travel reason, and...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Libman, M. D.; Cramer, J. P.; Castelli, F.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Schwartz, E.; Barnett, E. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Brownstein, J. S.; Cheng, A. C.; Sotir, M. J.; Esposito, D. H.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Annals of Internal Medicine, 2013, 158, 6, pp 456-468
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Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
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To understand geographic variation in travel-related illness acquired in distinct African regions, we used the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network database to analyze records for 16,893 ill travelers returning from Africa over a 14-year period. Travelers to northern Africa most commonly reported...

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Mendelson, M.; Han, P. V.; Vincent, P.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Cramer, J. P.; Loutan, L.; Kain, K. C.; Parola, P.; Hagmann, S.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Sotir, M.; Schlagenhauf, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 4, pp 532-541
Abstract

We analyzed prospective data on 17,228 European patients who sought treatment at GeoSentinel sites from 1997 to 2007. Gastrointestinal illness (particularly in tourists), fever (those visiting friends and relatives [VFRs]), and skin disorders (in tourists) were the most common reasons for seeking...

Author(s)
Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Gaudart, J.; Castelli, F.; Brouqui, P.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Parola, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 11, pp 1783-1790
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Data collected by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network for 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands during 1997-2010 were analyzed. Malaria (from Comoros and Madagascar), acute nonparasitic diarrhea, and parasitoses were the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases. An increase...

Author(s)
Savini, H.; Gautret, P.; Gaudart, J.; Field, V.; Castelli, F.; López-Vélez, R.; Lim PohLian; Shaw, M.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Simon, F.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 8, pp 1297-1301
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Background: Thrombocytopenia is a frequent finding among ill returned travellers and may be caused by a large number of different conditions, including infectious diseases specific or typical for tropical and subtropical regions. In order to assess the diagnostic significance of thrombocytopenia we ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Schunk, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.; Bretzel, G.
Publisher
Springer Medizin Urban & Vogel GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
Infection, 2012, 40, 4, pp 373-379
Abstract

Using the GeoSentinel database, an analysis of ill patients returning from throughout sub-Saharan Africa over a 13-year period was performed. Systemic febrile illness, dermatologic, and acute diarrheal illness were the most common syndromic groupings, whereas spotted fever group rickettsiosis was...

Author(s)
Mendelson, M.; Davis, X. M.; Jensenius, M.; Keystone, J. S.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Hale, D. C.; Burchard, G. D.; Field, V.; Vincent, P.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2010, 82, 6, pp 991-995

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