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To understand geographic variation in travel-related illness acquired in distinct African regions, we used the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network database to analyze records for 16,893 ill travelers returning from Africa over a 14-year period. Travelers to northern Africa most commonly reported...

Author(s)
Mendelson, M.; Han, P. V.; Vincent, P.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Cramer, J. P.; Loutan, L.; Kain, K. C.; Parola, P.; Hagmann, S.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.; Sotir, M.; Schlagenhauf, P.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2014, 20, 4, pp 532-541
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

Background: Limited data exist on infectious diseases imported to various locations in Europe, particularly after travel within the continent. Methods: To investigate travel-related disease relevant to Europe that is potentially preventable through pre-travel intervention, we analyzed the...

Author(s)
Warne, B.; Weld, L. H.; Cramer, J. P.; Field, V. K.; Grobusch, M. P.; Caumes, E.; Jensenius, M.; Gautret, P.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Castelli, F.; Lalloo, D. G.; Ursing, J.; Chappuis, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; López-Vélez, R.; Rapp, C.; Smith, K. C.; Parola, P.; Gkrania-Klotsas, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 4, pp 248-254
Abstract

Author(s)
Freedman, D. O.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Tropical diseases in travelers, 2010, pp 27-34
Abstract

Background: Although between 8 and 19% of travelers consult a doctor after returning from the tropics, the full spectrum of health complaints is unknown. Methods: We analyzed the relative frequency of travel-associated health complaints in all travelers (immigrants returning from visiting their...

Author(s)
Ansart, S.; Perez, L.; Vergely, O.; Danis, M.; Bricaire, F.; Caumes, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 6, pp 312-318
Abstract

Infectious disease surveillance systems have embraced the Internet. ProMED-mail is a rapid reporting system of emerging infectious diseases in humans, animals, and plants. ProMED-mail relies on local news sources like newspapers and their web sites and local rapporteurs submitting reports of...

Author(s)
Madoff, L. C.; Freedman, D. O.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK
Citation
Infectious diseases: a geographic guide, 2011, pp 11-21
Abstract

Introduction. Spain could be a potential area in Europe for the development and spread of emerging diseases from the tropics due to its geoclimatic characteristics, but there is little information on infectious diseases imported by travelers. The aim of this article was to analyze...

Author(s)
Zamarrón Fuertes, P.; Pérez-Ayala, A.; Pérez Molina, J. A.; Norman, F. F.; Monge-Maíllo, B.; Navarro, M.; López-Vélez, R.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2010, 17, 5, pp 303-309
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

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

A 20-year-old Nigerian male presented with a four-month history of mild to moderate pain in the left flank with an associated increased frequency in urination, occasional dysuria and infrequent haematuria [Pakistan; date not given]. Cystoscopy revealed polypoidal lesions. Biopsy from the lesions...

Author(s)
Khalid, S. E.; Mahmood, S. M.
Publisher
Pakistan Medical Association, Karachi, Pakistan
Citation
JPMA, Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 2001, 51, 9, pp 325-327

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