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The next FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil in June-July 2014. Around 600,000 international visitors and participants (as well over 3 million domestic travelers) are expected. This event will take place in twelve cities. This event poses specific challenges, given its size and the diversity of...

Author(s)
Gallego, V.; Berberian, G.; Lloveras, S.; Verbanaz, S.; Chaves, T. S. S.; Orduna, T.; Rodriguez-Morales, A. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2014, 12, 3, pp 208-218
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

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

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

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.
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

Travel health clinics, which aim to protect the health of international travellers, exist in almost all local health units in Italy. These clinics are the former International Vaccination Offices authorized by the Ministry of Health, where obligatory vaccinations (at first smallpox, later cholera...

Author(s)
Tomasi, A.; Wet, D. de; Loprieno, G.
Publisher
Società Italiana di Medicina Tropicale, Rome, Italy
Citation
Giornale Italiano di Medicina Tropicale, 2005, 10, 1/2, pp 51-57

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