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This paper reports an outbreak of acute schistosomiasis among 38 tourists who rented a country house in the district of Igarapé, the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during a holiday period in 2006. A total number of 32 individuals were positive for Schistosoma mansoni. Results of...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Amaral, G. L.; Costa e Silva, M. F.; Silveira-Lemos, D.; Teixeira-Carvalho, A.; Martins Filho, O. A.; Correa-Oliveira, R.; Gazinnelli, G.; Coelho, P. M. Z.; Massara, C. L.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2010, 105, 4, pp 537-540
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This paper discusses schistosomiasis transmission in São José da Serra, a village with a population of 500 in the county of Jaboticatubas, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The area receives thousands of visitors a year for ecotourism. The study was motivated by a case of acute schistosomiasis involving...

Author(s)
Massara, C. L.; Amaral, G. L.; Caldeira, R. L.; Drummond, S. C.; Enk, M. J.; Carvalho, O. dos S.
Publisher
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 2008, 24, 7, pp 1709-1712
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Introduction: The increasing practice of ecotourism and rural tourism in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, highlights the importance of studies concerning the occurrence of potential intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni. This study aimed to identify species of Biomphalaria snails in...

Author(s)
Tibiriçá, S. H. C.; Mitterofhe, A.; Castro, M. F. de; Lima, A. da C.; Gonçalves, M.; Pinheiro, I. de O.; Freitas, C. da C.; Souza e Guimarães, R. J. P. de; Carvalho, O. dos S.; Coimbra, E. S.
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, Uberaba, Brazil
Citation
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, 2011, 44, 2, pp 163-167
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This study was conducted in tourist areas throughout Thailand to determine adult fly contamination with parasite eggs and larvae. Trapping of flies with fly traps using rotten meat as bait and using an insect sweep net method was done. After knocking down under direct sunlight or in an ice box, the ...

Author(s)
Maipanich, W.; Sa-nguankiate, S.; Pubampen, S.; Kusolsuk, T.; Lekka, A.
Publisher
Parasitology and Tropical Medicine Association of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
Citation
Journal of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 2010, 33, 1, pp 17-28
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Objective: To evaluate the causes and risks for imported skin disorders among travellers. Methods: Data of 34 162 travellers returning from tropical and non-tropical countries and presenting at the outpatient travel medicine clinic of the University of Munich, Germany, between 1999 and 2009 were...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Siess, C.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011, 16, 11, pp 1457-1464
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Recently, the booming rural tourism in endemic areas of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil was identified as a contributing factor in the dissemination of the infection with Schistosoma mansoni. This article presents data from six holiday resorts in a rural district approximately 100 km distant from ...

Author(s)
Enk, M. J.; Caldeira, R. L.; Carvalho, O. S.; Schall, V. T.
Publisher
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 2004, 99, supplement 1, pp 105-108
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis remains a major threat to women's health in many resource-poor countries and is being seen with increasing frequency in developed countries among immigrants and tourists who have a history of freshwater exposure in endemic areas. CASE: A 28-year-old asymptomatic African...

Author(s)
Chen Wei; Flynn, E. A.; Shreefter, M. J.; Blagg, N. A.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Obstetrics & Gynecology (New York), 2012, 119, Suppl. 1 2 part 2, pp 472-475
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Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
Abstract

The rising number of Czech tourists who spend their holiday in tropical countries and the rising immigration of people from tropical countries with low hygienic standards to the Czech Republic increase the risk of some imported tropical infections in the country. The most common are diarrhoeal...

Author(s)
Stejskal, F.
Publisher
Česká Lékařská Společnost, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Časopis Lékařů Českých, 2007, 146, 2, pp 115-121
Abstract

West Africa occupies approximately one-fifth of Africa. The vast majority of this region is composed of plains lying less than 300 m above sea level, but the northern section is composed of a semiarid terrain known as the Sahel, a transitional zone between the Sahara and the savannahs and forests...

Author(s)
Herman, J. S.; Chiodini, P. L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases: a geographic guide, 2011, pp 128-138

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