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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

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

Background: The influence of air travel on influenza spread has been the subject of numerous investigations using simulation, but very little empirical evidence has been provided. Understanding the role of airline travel in large-scale influenza spread is especially important given the mounting...

Author(s)
Brownstein, J. S.; Wolfe, C. J.; Mandl, K. D.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS Medicine, 2006, 3, 10, pp e401
Abstract

As of 22 August 1998, prospective surveillance and retrospective case-finding had identified 2199 cases of acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) occurring in Alaska, USA, and the Yukon Territory, Canada, during 1 May-22 August 1998. Among these illnesses, 766 (35%) cases in tourists and tourism workers ...

Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 1998, 47, 33, pp 685-688

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