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Background: Large events or mass gatherings (MGs) are known to amplify the risk of infectious diseases, many of which can be prevented by vaccination. In this review we have evaluated the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) in MGs. Methods: Major databases like PubMed and Embase, Google...

Author(s)
Alqahtani, A. S.; Alfelali, M.; Arbon, P.; Booy, R.; Rashid, H.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2015, 33, 48, pp 6552-6563
Abstract

During the past decade, the global public health community has been challenged by the emergence and rapid worldwide spread of novel influenza strains, severe acute respiratory syndrome, chikungunya virus, drug-resistant tuberculosis, and other conditions and pathogens. Modern transportation and...

Author(s)
Arguin, P. M.; Marano, N.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 11, pp 1713-1714
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Author(s)
Yang, Y. T.; Reiss, D. R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax070
Abstract

Anthropozoonotic (human to nonhuman animal) transmission of infectious disease poses a significant threat to wildlife. A large proportion of travelers to tropical regions are not protected against vaccine-preventable illnesses, and a majority of these travelers demonstrate poor recall of actual...

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Muehlenbein, M. P.; Martinez, L. A.; Lemke, A. A.; Ambu, L.; Nathan, S.; Alsisto, S.; Andau, P.; Sakong, R.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, New York, USA
Citation
EcoHealth, 2008, 5, 3, pp 371-378
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
Abstract

Background. Data comparing returned travelers and immigrants/refugees managed in a hospital setting is lacking. Methods. We prospectively collected data on 1,106 patients with an illness likely acquired overseas who presented to two hospital-based Australian infectious diseases units over a 6-year...

Author(s)
O'Brien, D. P.; Leder, K.; Matchett, E.; Brown, G. V.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2006, 13, 3, pp 145-152
Abstract

People who are HIV+ travelling around the world comprise a unique group with regards to possible immunological disorders that can be intensified by climatic and time factors. Increased exposure of vulnerable tourists to various biological factors (viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) is...

Author(s)
Panasiuk, A.
Publisher
Państwowy Zakład Higieny, Warszawa, Poland
Citation
Przegląd Epidemiologiczny, 2004, 58, Supplement 1, pp 97-100

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