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We report a case of imported Plasmodium knowlesi malaria in a French tourist following a vacation in Thailand. This case shows, first, tourists may contract knowlesi malaria even only staying on the beach and second, the diagnosis remains difficult, even with polymerase chain reaction methods.

Author(s)
Berry, A.; Iriart, X.; Wilhelm, N.; Valentin, A.; Cassaing, S.; Witkowski, B.; Benoit-Vical, F.; Menard, S.; Olagnier, D.; Fillaux, J.; Sire, S.; Coustumier, A. le; Magnaval, J. F.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011, 84, 4, pp 535-538
Abstract

We studied food and water-borne diseases (FWDs), sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), vector-borne diseases (VBDs) and diseases vaccinated against in the Swedish childhood vaccination programme among Swedish international travellers, in order to identify countries associated with a high number of...

Author(s)
Dahl, V.; Wallensten, A.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 7, pp e0181625
Abstract

International travel is growing, but few data exist on prevention for children traveling. The aim of this study was to describe a population of children traveling from France to countries outside Europe and to evaluate the quality of prevention and healthcare services provided for these travelers....

Author(s)
Brigot-Rotenberg, D.; Quinet, B.; Moulin, F.; Aurel, M.; Carbajal, R.; Suremain, N. de
Publisher
Elsevier Masson SAS, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Citation
Archives de Pédiatrie, 2016, 23, 4, pp 360-366
Abstract

Background: The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. Methods: A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4 weeks after their return, and asked about compliance with pre-travel advice. Results: One hundred sixty-seven children were evaluated after their trip. Compliance with immunizations, malaria chemoprophylaxis, and food-borne disease prevention was 71, 66, and 31%, respectively. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis varied significantly with destination, and was higher for African destinations. Significant features...

Author(s)
Caillet-Gossot, S.; Laporte, R.; Noël, G.; Gautret, P.; Soula, G.; Delmont, J.; Faucher, B.; Parola, P.; Osei, L.; Minodier, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 171-176
Abstract

Background: Malaria chemoprophylaxis compliance is suboptimal among French soldiers despite the availability of free malaria chemoprophylaxis and repeated health education before, during and after deployment to malaria endemic areas. Methods: In 2007, a randomized controlled study was performed...

Author(s)
Ollivier, L.; Romand, O.; Marimoutou, C.; Michel, R.; Pognant, C.; Todesco, A.; Migliani, R.; Baudon, D.; Boutin, J. P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2009, 8, 236, pp (23 October 2009)
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Background: It is not clearly known how frequently the recommendations given to travelers are followed, and what factors could encourage compliance with these recommended measures. Methods: Adults consulting at a Medical Department for International Travelers (International Travelers' Medical...

Author(s)
Muller, J. M.; Simonet, A. L.; Binois, R.; Muggeo, E.; Bugnon, P.; Liet, J.; Duong, M.; Chavanet, P.; Piroth, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 2, pp 78-82
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
Abstract

Background: Primary care physicians (PCP) are first in line to provide adequate pre-travel medical advice. Little data are available on the content of pre-travel PCP consultations in France. We undertook an observational survey to assess the level of specific knowledge among PCPs on health advice,...

Author(s)
Piotte, E.; Bellanger, A. P.; Piton, G.; Millon, L.; Marguet, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 4, pp 221-227
Abstract

Background. The etiological spectrum of cerebro-meningeal infections (CMI) in travelers has never been specifically analyzed. Objectives. To assess the etiologies of CMI in hospitalized travelers and to propose a diagnostic approach to travel-related CMI. Methods. During an 8-year period, we...

Author(s)
Rapp, C.; Aoun, O.; Ficko, C.; Imbert, P.; Barruet, R.; Debord, T.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2010, 17, 1, pp 1-7
Abstract

Background. The number of international trips undertaken by French citizens is rising and we wished to assess the appropriateness of advices given to travelers in a vaccine and travel medicine center in France. Methods. We conducted a 3-month prospective study in one center in Paris where...

Author(s)
Bouldouyre, M. A.; Verdière, N. C. de; Pavie, J.; Castro, N. de; Ponscarme, D.; Hamane, S.; Rachline, A.; Ferret, S.; Molina, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 2, pp 76-83

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