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Our knowledge of the health problems and infections encountered by international travellers has evolved considerably in the past decades. The growth of global networks such as the GeoSentinel Surveillance network, TropNet Europe, EuroTravNet and networks based in North America have provided...

Author(s)
Torresi, J.; Steffen, R.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax064
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Background: Immunocompromised travelers (ICTs) are medically complex and challenging for travel medicine providers. Our study hypothesizes that ICTs have high-risk travel itineraries and do not have adequate immunity against vaccine-preventable infections. Methods: This retrospective review of 321...

Author(s)
Tan, E. M.; Marcelin, J. R.; Virk, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Infection, Disease & Health, 2019, 24, 1, pp 13-22
Abstract

Background: Despite a large measles outbreak is taking place in WHO European region, currently no data are available on measles immunization coverage in the asylum seeker and migrants hosted in this area. Method. Two hundred and fifty-six migrants upon their arrival in Italy on March, April and May ...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, G.; Vita, S.; Riva, E.; Cella, E.; Lopalco, M.; Antonelli, F.; Cesaris, M. de; Fogolari, M.; Dicuonzo, G.; Ciccozzi, M.; Angeletti, S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tax080
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Background: The number of US students studying abroad more than tripled during the past 20 years. As study abroad programmes' destinations diversify, students increasingly travel to resource-limited countries, placing them at risk for infectious diseases. Data describing infections acquired by US...

Author(s)
Angelo, K. M.; Haulman, N. J.; Terry, A. C.; Leung, D. T.; Chen, L. H.; Barnett, E. D.; Hagmann, S. H. F.; Hynes, N. A.; Connor, B. A.; Anderson, S.; McCarthy, A.; Shaw, M.; Genderen, P. J. J. van; Hamer, D. H.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay074
Abstract

Background. International travel poses a risk of destination-specific illness and may contribute to the global spread of infectious diseases. Despite this, little is known about the health characteristics and pretravel healthcare of US international travelers, particularly those at higher risk of...

Author(s)
LaRocque, R. C.; Rao, S. R.; Lee, J.; Ansdell, V.; Yates, J. A.; Schwartz, B. S.; Knouse, M.; Cahill, J.; Hagmann, S.; Vinetz, J.; Connor, B. A.; Goad, J. A.; Oladele, A.; Alvarez, S.; Stauffer, W.; Walker, P.; Kozarsky, P.; Franco-Paredes, C.; Dismukes, R.; Rosen, J.; Hynes, N. A.; Jacquerioz, F.; McLellan, S.; Hale, D.; Sofarelli, T.; Schoenfeld, D. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, 54, 4, pp 455-462
Abstract

Vaccine recommendations for travellers are based on individual risk assessments of multiple factors, most importantly the destination and duration of the impending trip. Many people undertake frequent trips, but existing WHO, CDC and national advisory board recommendations do not explicitly...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Chen, L. H.; Wilson, M. E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Vaccine, 2012, 30, 15, pp 2600-2604
Abstract

Background: The Travel Medicine Clinic in Umeå is one of Sweden's largest public providers of vaccination and counselling prior to international travel. During the study period it was the only travel medicine clinic in Umeå. This study describes the demography of the visitors to the clinic and...

Author(s)
Angelin, M.; Evengård, B.; Palmgren, H.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2011, 43, 9, pp 714-720
Abstract

Background: The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. Methods: A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4 weeks after their return, and asked about compliance with pre-travel advice. Results: One hundred sixty-seven children were evaluated after their trip. Compliance with immunizations, malaria chemoprophylaxis, and food-borne disease prevention was 71, 66, and 31%, respectively. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis varied significantly with destination, and was higher for African destinations. Significant features...

Author(s)
Caillet-Gossot, S.; Laporte, R.; Noël, G.; Gautret, P.; Soula, G.; Delmont, J.; Faucher, B.; Parola, P.; Osei, L.; Minodier, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 171-176
Abstract

Background: Travelers receive medical advice from a variety of sources, including travel agencies. The aim of this study is to describe the quality of pre-travel advice provided by travel agencies in Cuzco to travelers interested in visiting malaria and yellow fever endemic areas. Methods: Trained...

Author(s)
Villanueva-Meyer, P. G.; Garcia-Jasso, C. A.; Springer, C. A.; Lane, J. K.; Su, B. S.; Hidalgo, I. S.; Goodrich, M. R.; Deichsel, E. L.; White, A. C., Jr.; Cabada, M. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2015, 22, 1, pp 26-30
Abstract

This document discusses the epidemiology, transmission cycles, clinical characteristics, and prevention of yellow fever. It also examines the risk of yellow fever acquisition among travellers, which is dependent on many variables including destination, season, occupational and recreational...

Publisher
Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canada Communicable Disease Report, 2010, 36, ACS-11, pp 1-22

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