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Background - On November 12, 2008, the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) was informed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that giardiasis cases had been diagnosed among a group of US travellers returning from a riverboat trip in France. An investigation...

Author(s)
Viriot, D.; Golliot, F.; Basset, D.
Publisher
Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Bulletin Épidémiologique Hebdomadaire, 2010, No.48, pp 494-496
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Naegleria fowleri is a deadly human pathogen recognized as the causative agent of Primary Amoebic Meningitis (PAM). N. fowleri is commonly found in warm freshwater environments such as natural or man-made lakes, hot springs, and resort spas frequented by tourists. PAM infections have a mortality...

Author(s)
Heggie, T. W.; Küpper, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2017, 16, pp 49-51
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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
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Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from...

Author(s)
Leder, K.; Torresi, J.; Brownstein, J. S.; Wilson, M. E.; Keystone, J. S.; Barnett, E.; Schwartz, E.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Castelli, F.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Freedman, D. O.; Cheng, A. C.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 7, pp 1049-1057
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BACKGROUND: More than 66,000 blood donors are deferred annually in the United States due to travel to malaria-endemic areas of Mexico. Mexico accounts for the largest share of malaria travel deferrals, yet it has extremely low risk for malaria transmission throughout most of its national territory, ...

Author(s)
Spencer, B.; Kleinman, S.; Custer, B.; Cable, R.; Wilkinson, S. L.; Steele, W.; High, P. M.; Wright, D.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Transfusion, 2011, 51, 11, pp 2398-2410
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Background. Approximately 40% of US travelers to less developed countries experience diarrheal illness. Using data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), we describe travel-associated enteric infections during 2004-2009, characterizing the patients, pathogens, and ...

Author(s)
Kendall, M. E.; Crim, S.; Fullerton, K.; Han, P. V.; Cronquist, A. B.; Shiferaw, B.; Ingram, L. A.; Rounds, J.; Mintz, E. D.; Mahon, B. E.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2012, 54, Suppl. 5, pp S480-S487
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
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Background. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) can affect travelers to sub-Saharan Africa, as well as migrants from disease endemic countries (DECs), posing diagnosis challenges to travel health services in non-disease endemic countries (non-DECs). Methods. Cases reported in journals have been...

Author(s)
Simarro, P. P.; Franco, J. R.; Cecchi, G.; Paone, M.; Diarra, A.; Postigo, J. A. R.; Jannin, J. G.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 1, pp 44-53
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Background. The number of American study abroad students increased more than 150% in the past decade, along with growth in destinations with increased health risks. This study investigated travel health risk perceptions and prevention behaviors to guide interventions that address the emerging...

Author(s)
Hartjes, L. B.; Baumann, L. C.; Henriques, J. B.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2009, 16, 5, pp 338-343
Abstract

Zoonotic parasites are important causes of endemic and emerging human disease in northern North America and Greenland (the North), where prevalence of some parasites is higher than in the general North American population. The North today is in transition, facing increased resource extraction,...

Author(s)
Jenkins, E. J.; Castrodale, L. J.; Rosemond, S. J. C. de; Dixon, B. R.; Elmore, S. A.; Gesy, K. M.; Hoberg, E. P.; Polley, L.; Schurer, J. M.; Simard, M.; Thompson, R. C. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in Parasitology, 2013, 82, pp 33-204

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