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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
Abstract

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

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
Abstract

Schistosomiasis is the second most common socio-economically devastating parasitic disease after malaria, affecting about 240 million residents of developing countries. In Africa, it predominantly manifests as urogenital disease, and the main infective agent is Schistosoma hematobium. Endemicity is ...

Author(s)
Bamgbola, O. F.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Pediatric Nephrology, 2014, 29, 11, pp 2113-2120
Abstract

Data collected by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network for 1,415 ill travelers returning from Indian Ocean islands during 1997-2010 were analyzed. Malaria (from Comoros and Madagascar), acute nonparasitic diarrhea, and parasitoses were the most frequently diagnosed infectious diseases. An increase...

Author(s)
Savini, H.; Gautret, P.; Gaudart, J.; Field, V.; Castelli, F.; López-Vélez, R.; Lim PohLian; Shaw, M.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Loutan, L.; Simon, F.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 8, pp 1297-1301
Abstract

Differential diagnosis of fever in travelers returning from the tropics is extremely diverse. Apart from the travel destination, other diagnostic predictors of tropical infections are poorly documented in returning travelers. From April 2000 to December 2005, we prospectively enrolled all patients...

Author(s)
Bottieau, E.; Clerinx, J.; Enden, E. van den; Esbroeck, M. van; Colebunders, R.; Gompel, A. van; Ende, J. van den
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Medicine (Baltimore), 2007, 86, 1, pp 18-25
Abstract

This chapter will look at the ecological context in which new infections appear and old ones change. The focus will be on travel, trade, and changes in the landscape. Several specific disease examples (Neisseria meningitidis infections, dengue fever, schistosomiasis, malaria), which illustrate how...

Author(s)
Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, USA
Citation
Emerging neurological infections, 2005, pp 35-57
Abstract

This book, inclusive of 10 chapters, offers relevant discussions on all main health risks to travellers, both during their journey and at their destinations. Important infectious diseases, including causative agents, modes of transmission, clinical features, geographical distribution, prophylaxis,...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health: Situation as on 1 January 2009, 2009, pp x + 240 pp.
Abstract

Background. Data comparing returned travelers and immigrants/refugees managed in a hospital setting is lacking. Methods. We prospectively collected data on 1,106 patients with an illness likely acquired overseas who presented to two hospital-based Australian infectious diseases units over a 6-year...

Author(s)
O'Brien, D. P.; Leder, K.; Matchett, E.; Brown, G. V.; Torresi, J.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2006, 13, 3, pp 145-152
Abstract

This review catalogues potentially important health-related conditions that exist in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, attempts to provide an appraisal of risk within the limits of available data and describes the actions taken by the Kruger National Park administration to modify specific...

Author(s)
Durrheim, D. N.; Braack, L.; Grobler, D.; Bryden, H.; Speare, R.; Leggat, P. A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2001, 8, 4, pp 176-191

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