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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
Abstract

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: Although between 8 and 19% of travelers consult a doctor after returning from the tropics, the full spectrum of health complaints is unknown. Methods: We analyzed the relative frequency of travel-associated health complaints in all travelers (immigrants returning from visiting their...

Author(s)
Ansart, S.; Perez, L.; Vergely, O.; Danis, M.; Bricaire, F.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 6, pp 312-318
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Background. Mexico and Central America are important travel destinations for North American and European travelers. There is limited information on regional differences in travel related morbidity. Methods. We describe the morbidity among 4779 ill travelers returned from Mexico and Central America...

Author(s)
Flores-Figueroa, J.; Okhuysen, P. C.; Sonnenburg, F. von; DuPont, H. L.; Libman, M. D.; Keystone, J. S.; Hale, D. C.; Burchard, G.; Han, P. V.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011, 53, 6, pp 523-531
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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...

Author(s)
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: Febrile travelers may pose a diagnostic challenge for Western physicians who are frequently involved in the assessment of these patients but unfamiliar with tropical diseases. Evaluation of this situation requires an understanding of the common aetiologies, which are associated with the ...

Author(s)
Parola, P.; Soula, G.; Gazin, P.; Foucault, C.; Delmont, J.; Brouqui, P.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2006, 4, 2, pp 61-70

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