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In June 2008, three Dutch tourists participating in a mini-cruise in Turkey needed urgent repatriation for antitoxin treatment because of symptoms of botulism. Because there was a shortage of antitoxin in the Netherlands, an emergency delivery was requested from the manufacturer in Germany. An...

Author(s)
Swaan, C. M.; Ouwerkerk, I. M. van; Roest, H. J.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2010, 15, 14, pp 19532
Abstract

We present a case of East-African trypanosomiasis (EAT) in a 56-year-old Dutch woman returning from holiday in Tanzania and Kenya. The diagnosis was delayed due to the lack of suspicion and secondly because of postponed analysis of blood microscopy after negative rapid malaria antigen testing....

Author(s)
Wijsman, C. A.; Hanssen, J. L. J.; Scheper, H.; Visser, L. G.; Lieshout, L. van
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay024
Abstract

Background: Each year clusters of imported malaria cases are observed in Dutch wintersun vacationers returning from The Gambia. To gain more insight in the travel health preparation and awareness of these travellers, the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of this travel group was studied by...

Author(s)
Genderen, P. J. van; Mulder, P. G. H.; Overbosch, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2014, 13, 74, pp (28 February 2014)
Abstract

Background. Previous studies investigating the travelers' knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) profile indicated an important educational need among those traveling to risk destinations. Initiatives to improve such education should target all groups of travelers, including business travelers,...

Author(s)
Genderen, P. J. J. van; Thiel, P. P. A. M. van; Mulder, P. G. H.; Overbosch, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 35-43
Abstract

We divided the number of travel-related hepatitis A cases notified in Dutch surveillance (2003-2011) by travel data obtained from an annual holiday survey to estimate the risk of hepatitis A among Dutch travelers. Of the 2,094 cases notified, 931 (44%) were imported. Morocco (n=272, 29%), Turkey (...

Author(s)
Sane, J.; Sousa, R. de; Pelt, W. van; Petrignani, M.; Verhoef, L.; Koopmans, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 3, pp 208-211
Abstract

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

Background: Previous studies investigating the travellers' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) profile indicated an important educational need among those travelling to risk destinations. Initiatives to improve such education should target all groups of travellers, including business...

Author(s)
Genderen, P. J. J. van; Thiel, P. P. A. M. van; Mulder, P. G. H.; Overbosch, D.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Malaria Journal, 2012, 11, 179, pp (29 May 2012)
Abstract

Since November 2012, there has been an increase in reported cases of hepatitis A in tourists returning from Egypt in several European countries. As of 24 April, 80 HAV cases in travellers with symptom onset after 1 November 2012 visiting different areas in Egypt have been reported. Four cases from...

Author(s)
MacDonald, E.; Steens, A.; Stene-Johansen, K.; Lassen, S. G.; Midgley, S. E.; Lawrence, J.; Crofts, J.; Ngui, S. L.; Balogun, K.; Frank, C.; Faber, M.; Gertler, M.; Verhoef, L.; Koopmans, M.; Sane, J.; Pelt, W. van; Sundqvist, L.; Vold, L.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2013, 18, 17, pp 20468
Abstract

Background: Recently, the first plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene, mcr-1, was reported. Colistin is increasingly used as an antibiotic of last resort for the treatment of infections caused by carbapenem-resistant bacteria, which have been rapidly disseminating worldwide in recent years....

Author(s)
Wintersdorff, C. J. H. von; Wolffs, P. F. G.; Niekerk, J. M. van; Beuken, E.; Alphen, L. B. van; Stobberingh, E. E.; Lashof, A. M. L. O.; Hoebe, C. J. P. A.; Savelkoul, P. H. M.; Penders, J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 2016, 71, 12, pp 3416-3419
Abstract

Travellers to tropical destinations who seek medical attention after returning to their home country often present with fever, frequently as a result of an imported infectious disease. For this reason, clinicians initially focus on an infectious cause when a clear relationship in time exists...

Author(s)
Goorhuis, A.; Thiel, P. P. A. M. van; Middeldorp, S.; Eck, B. L. F. van; Grobusch, M. P.
Publisher
Springer Medizin Urban & Vogel GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
Infection, 2013, 41, 1, pp 275-277

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