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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

We investigated a large summertime outbreak of acute respiratory illness during May-September 1998 in Alaska and the Yukon Territory, Canada. Surveillance for acute respiratory illness (ARI), influenza-like illness (ILI), and pneumonia conducted at 31 hospital, clinic, and cruise ship infirmary...

Author(s)
Uyeki, T. M.; Zane, S. B.; Bodnar, U. R.; Fielding, K. L.; Buxton, J. A.; Miller, J. M.; Beller, M.; Butler, J. C.; Fukuda, K.; Maloney, S. A.; Cetron, M. S.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2003, 36, 9, pp 1095-1102
Abstract

Several cases of the H5N1 virus, or bird flu, have recently been discovered in Asia. In some isolated cases, the virus was found to have been transmitted from animals to human beings. However, most research suggested that the virus has low virulence in man. In 2005, the World Health Organisation...

Author(s)
Lee ChungChieh; Chen ChihJen
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tourism Management, 2011, 32, 6, pp 1421-1422
Abstract

In 1997, passengers on North American cruises developed acute respiratory illnesses (ARIs); influenza was suspected. We reviewed 1 ship's medical records for 3 cruises: cruise 1 (31 August to 10 September 1997), cruise 2 (11-20 September 1997), and cruise 3 (20-30 September 1997). Medically...

Author(s)
Miller, J. M.; Tam, T. W. S.; Maloney, S.; Fukuda, K.; Cox, N.; Hockin, J.; Kertesz, D.; Klimov, A.; Cetron, M.
Publisher
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2000, 31, 2, pp 433-438
Abstract

Recently, infectious diseases of wildlife occurred in conjunction with anthropogenic activities become critical problem and are considered associated with relation between humans and wildlife. Humans feed wildlife for various purposes such as just fun, tourist attractions, and conservation,...

Author(s)
Fukui, D.
Publisher
Japanese Society of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Gifu, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2013, 18, 2, pp 41-48
Abstract

An influenza pandemic - an outbreak of a novel influenza virus that spreads around the world - is a real threat. To predict the spread of an influenza pandemic across the whole of Japan, this study applies a real individual-based model (ribm) to the whole of Japan and simulates how a single case of ...

Author(s)
Ohkusa, Y.; Sugawara, T.
Publisher
National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2009, 62, 2, pp 98-106
Abstract

This publication summarizes the results of the first international simulation exercise on pandemic avian and human influenza conducted in France during March 2007, which aimed to (1) explore the relevant role of travellers and tourists in pandemic influenza, (2) increase awareness of national...

Publisher
World Tourism Organization (WTO), Madrid, Spain
Citation
First international avian and human influenza simulation exercise, Paris, France, 28-29 March, 2007, 2007, pp 58 pp.
Abstract

In this article the authors discusses the current status regarding the adoption of a One Health approach (the linking of animal and human health together with the ecosystems in which we live) by high profile experts, officials and institutions around the globe focusing on its initial...

Author(s)
Okello, A. L.; Gibbs, E. P. J.; Vandersmissen, A.; Welburn, S. C.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2011, 169, 11, pp 281-285
Abstract

There is a risk for an individual to acquire an exotic disease when travelling and to introduce it to non-endemic areas after returning. Influenza (flu) is a good example of such a disease. The incidence of flu in travellers is unknown. However, numerous outbreaks of flu have been reported in...

Author(s)
Ansart, S.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
Elsevier SAS, Paris, France
Citation
Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses, 2006, 36, 4, pp 190-195
Abstract

This paper reviews reports of influenza outbreaks on cruise ships, presents guidelines for the control of outbreaks, analyses the use of influenza vaccines and antivirals in preventing and controlling this disease, and discusses the cost effectiveness of disease prevention.

Author(s)
Ruben, F. L.; Ehreth, J.
Publisher
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia, Gdynia, Poland
Citation
International Maritime Health, 2002, 53, 1/4, pp 36-42

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