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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
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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

We analyzed characteristics of humanitarian service workers (HSWs) seen pre-travel at Global TravEpiNet (GTEN) practices during 2009-2011. Of 23,264 travelers, 3,663 (16%) travelers were classified as HSWs. Among HSWs, 1,269 (35%) travelers were medical workers, 1,298 (35%) travelers were...

Author(s)
Stoney, R. J.; Jentes, E. S.; Sotir, M. J.; Kozarsky, P.; Rao, S. R.; LaRocque, R. C.; Ryan, E. T.
Publisher
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Deerfield, USA
Citation
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014, 90, 3, pp 553-559
Abstract

Background: Yellow fever (YF), a potentially fatal mosquito-borne infection, is preventable with a live-attenuated vaccine, rarely associated with severe adverse events. We surveyed travelers to assess their reasons for pre-travel medical consultation, information they considered important...

Author(s)
Lown, B. A.; Chen, L. H.; Han, P. V.; Jentes, E. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Benoit, C. M.; Avery, K. A.; Ooi, W.; Hamer, D. H.; Barnett, E. D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 4, pp 266-271
Abstract

Background: Primary care physicians (PCP) are first in line to provide adequate pre-travel medical advice. Little data are available on the content of pre-travel PCP consultations in France. We undertook an observational survey to assess the level of specific knowledge among PCPs on health advice,...

Author(s)
Piotte, E.; Bellanger, A. P.; Piton, G.; Millon, L.; Marguet, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 4, pp 221-227
Abstract

This book includes 10 chapters discussing how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the principal...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health - 2011, 2011, pp 250 pp.
Abstract

This book explains how travellers can stay healthy, and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations, malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment, personal protection against insects and other disease vectors, and safety in different environmental settings. It covers all the principal risks to travellers'...

Publisher
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International travel and health, 2010, 2010, pp 248 pp.

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