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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

Background: During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, concerns arose about the potential negative effects of mass public gatherings and travel on the course of the pandemic. Better understanding the potential effects of temporal changes in social mixing patterns could help public officials determine ...

Author(s)
Shi, P. Y.; Keskinocak, P.; Swann, J. L.; Lee, B. Y.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2010, 10, 778, pp (21 December 2010)
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Background: Understanding the mechanism of influenza spread across multiple geographic scales is not complete. While the mechanism of dissemination across regions and states of the United States has been described, understanding the determinants of dissemination between counties has not been...

Author(s)
Stark, J. H.; Cummings, D. A. T.; Ermentrout, B.; Ostroff, S.; Sharma, R.; Stebbins, S.; Burke, D. S.; Wisniewski, S. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2012, 7, 8, pp e43528
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
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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

Large numbers of transients visit big cities, where they come into contact with many people at crowded areas. However, epidemiological studies have not paid much attention to the role of this subpopulation in disease spread. We evaluate the effect of transients on epidemics by extending a synthetic ...

Author(s)
Parikh, N.; Youssef, M.; Swarup, S.; Eubank, S.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 1, pp 03152
Abstract

Background: Highly pathogenic avian influenza A (HPAI) H5N1 viruses have infected poultry and wild birds on three continents with more than 600 reported human cases (59% mortality) since 2003. Wild aquatic birds are the natural reservoir for avian influenza A viruses, and migratory birds have been...

Author(s)
Reed, C.; Bruden, D.; Byrd, K. K.; Veguilla, V.; Bruce, M.; Hurlburt, D.; Wang, D.; Holiday, C.; Hancock, K.; Ortiz, J. R.; Klejka, J.; Katz, J. M.; Uyeki, T. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, 2014, 8, 5, pp 516-523
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Background - Despite advances in surveillance and prevention, pneumonia and influenza (P&I) remain among the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Elderly adults experience the most severe morbidity from influenza-associated diseases, and have the highest rates of seasonal migration...

Author(s)
Chui, K. K. H.; Cohen, S. A.; Naumova, E. N.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2011, 11, 444, pp (7 June 2011)
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

Background. Influenza is the most common vaccine-preventable disease in travelers. It circulates year-round in the tropics, November to March in the northern hemisphere (NH), and April to October in the southern hemisphere (SH). In 2005, approximately 8.5 million US adults aged 18 years and older...

Author(s)
Strikas, R. A.; Kozarsky, P. E.; Reed, C.; Kapella, B. K.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2008, 15, 6, pp 442-446

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