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This article describes various communicable (gastrointestinal diseases, influenza and other respiratory infections, legionellosis) and non-communicable diseases associated with cruise ship voyages. Precautionary measures for cruise ship passengers and crew members are given.

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2007, 82, 34, pp 305-308
Abstract

This article presents the issued health-related requirements by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia for the forthcoming Hajj season. The following are covered: yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis, influenza vaccination, disease surveillance, health regulations at borders, and...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2007, 82, 44, pp 385-388
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

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

Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and influenza vaccination coverage in adult Mecca pilgrims. Methods:The date of the last diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis an influenza vaccination was recorded for 721 patients during the vaccination against...

Author(s)
Hommel, C.; Latrech-Jung, C.; Foegle, J.; Cornaglia, J.; Bles, J.; Christmann, D.
Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2009, No.14, pp 129-132
Abstract

During 31 August-10 September 1997, a total of 39 (2.7%) of 1445 passengers and 3 (0.5%) of 631 crew members on a cruise from New York City, USA, to Montreal, Canada, presented with acute febrile respiratory illness. All passengers disembarked in Montreal; 9 (0.6%) were referred to area hospitals...

Author(s)
Miller, J.; Tam, T.; Afif, C.; Maloney, S.; Cetron, M.; Fukata, K.; Klimov, A.; Hall, H.; Kertesz, D.; Hockin, J.
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 1998, 24, 2, pp 9-11

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