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This article presents the issued health-related requirements by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia for the forthcoming Hajj season. The following are covered: yellow fever, meningococcal meningitis, poliomyelitis, influenza vaccination, disease surveillance, health regulations at borders, and...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
Weekly Epidemiological Record, 2007, 82, 44, pp 385-388
Abstract

This year the Hajj will take place during 24-29 October. Recent outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cholera in Sierra Leone, and infections associated with a novel coronavirus in Saudi Arabia and Qatar required review of the health...

Author(s)
Al-Tawfiq, J. A.; Memish, Z. A.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2012, 17, 41, pp 20295
Abstract

The aim of this prospective, questionnaire-based study is to assess pre-travel vaccinations for international travellers who receive pre-travel advice in Greece. A total of 2494 travellers were studied from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. Travellers sought pre-travel advice at a median...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Spilioti, A.; Lymperi, I.; Katerelos, P.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2013, 11, 4, pp 225-230
Abstract

Objectives: To determine the level of knowledge of healthcare workers (HCWs) towards preventive measures for communicable diseases among pilgrims, and to highlight the difficulties faced by HCWs in implementing preventive measures at entry point. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at...

Author(s)
Al-Ghamdi, A. S.; Kabbash, I. A.
Publisher
Saudi Medical Journal Armed Forces Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Citation
Saudi Medical Journal, 2011, 32, 11, pp 1161-1167
Abstract

Background. There is a lack of studies evaluating pre-travel health care for children who travel to visit friends and relatives (VFR). We evaluated travel health services provided to children VFR travelers (CVFRs) as compared with adult VFR travelers (AVFRs). CVFRs and AVFRs were also compared with ...

Author(s)
Hagmann, S.; Benavides, V.; Neugebauer, R.; Purswani, M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 6, pp 407-412
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

This paper provides basic information for obstetricians interested in the field of travel for pregnant women (pretravel medical evaluation of pregnant women during the first, second and third trimesters), with particular emphasis on the prevention of travel-related illnesses (immunization against...

Author(s)
Jothivijayarani, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns, 2002, 9, 1, pp 36-40
Abstract

The factors to be considered when planning vaccination schedules for overseas travellers are addressed. These include vaccination laws in the destination country, obligatory vaccinations for professional travellers such as military personnel, risk assessment of local health and epidemiological...

Author(s)
Goujon, C.
Citation
Médecine Tropicale, 1997, 57, 4, pp 478-482

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