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Objectives: Vaccination against serious bacterial infections is recommended for Hajj pilgrims. Although the uptake of mandatory vaccines among Hajj pilgrims is acceptable, the uptake of other recommended vaccines remains suboptimal. In this study, we have explored the barriers to vaccination...

Author(s)
Tashani, M.; Alfelali, M.; Azeem, M. I.; Fatema, F. N.; Barasheed, O.; Alqahtani, A. S.; Tekin, H.; Rashid, H.; Booy, R.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Postgraduate Medicine, 2016, 128, 6, pp 541-547
Abstract

Dual-purpose destinations serve both tourists choosing an area as their main destination and those using it as a stop-over or secondary destination. While the dual role of most destinations is widely recognized, the importance of the through-traveller segment is often unappreciated, unrecognized,...

Author(s)
McKercher, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2001, 39, 4, pp 433-441
Abstract

Background. General practitioners (GPs) are an important source of pre-travel health advice for travelers; however, only a few studies have investigated primary healthcare provider-related barriers to the provision of pre-travel health advice, particularly to travelers visiting friends and...

Author(s)
Heywood, A. E.; Forssman, B. L.; Seale, H.; MacIntyre, C. R.; Zwar, N.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 6, pp 368-374
Abstract

Many developed countries, like Australia, maintain a high population level immunity against measles, however, there remains a risk of acquisition of measles in non-immune travellers and subsequent importation into Australia leading to localised outbreaks. In this study, we estimate the incidence of ...

Author(s)
MacIntyre, C. R.; Karki, S.; Sheikh, M.; Zwar, N.; Heywood, A. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2016, 34, 37, pp 4386-4391
Abstract

Objectives - To study the demographics, risk behaviours and morbidity of young long-term international travellers (backpackers) attending a sexual health service in Sydney, Australia. Methods - Data on new patients were extracted from the Sydney Sexual Health Centre database for the period 1998 to...

Author(s)
McNulty, A. M.; Egan, C.; Wand, H.; Donovan, B.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2010, 86, 3, pp 247-250
Abstract

Background. More Australians are traveling to overseas destinations where preventable infectious diseases, such as hepatitis A, are endemic. Yet, there is only limited data concerning the extent to which Australians seek travel advice and vaccination before their departures. Method. Annual...

Author(s)
Zwar, N.; Streeton, C. L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14, 1, pp 31-36
Abstract

Background. Data on the burden of illness in travelers departing from both developing and developed countries within the Asia-Pacific region is scarce. We conducted a survey to assess symptoms of infection among travelers within the region. Methods. A self-administered questionnaire was distributed ...

Author(s)
Heywood, A. E.; Watkins, R. E.; Pattanasin, S.; Iamsirithaworn, S.; Nilvarangkul, K.; MacIntyre, C. R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2010, 17, 4, pp 243-249
Abstract

Background: Pre-travel health assessments aim to promote risk reduction through preventive measures and safe behavior, including ensuring travelers are up-to-date with their immunizations. However, studies assessing pre-travel health-seeking practices from a variety of medical and non-medical...

Author(s)
Heywood, A. E.; Watkins, R. E.; Iamsirithaworn, S.; Nilvarangkul, K.; MacIntyre, C. R.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2012, 12, 321, pp (2 May 2012)
Abstract

Background. European studies indicate that up to 67% of travelers traveling abroad participate in activities that put them at risk of exposure to hepatitis B. Australians are increasingly traveling to destinations where hepatitis B is highly endemic, such as Asia, and are likely to have similar...

Author(s)
Streeton, C. L.; Zwar, N.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2006, 13, 6, pp 345-350
Abstract

A series of surveys were conducted in 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002 in Australia to examine pre-travel health advice given to travellers. Results of the 2002 survey showed that a minority of people (31%) reported seeing a doctor or travel clinic for pre-travel health advice. Over the series of...

Author(s)
Zwar, N. A.
Publisher
Australasian Medical Publishing Co., Pyrmont, Australia
Citation
Medical Journal of Australia, 2003, 178, 9, pp 469-470

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