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We report a case of Buruli ulcer in a tourist from the United Kingdom. The disease was almost certainly acquired in Brazil, where only 1 case had previously been reported. The delay in diagnosis highlights the need for physicians to be aware of the disease and its epidemiology.

Author(s)
McGann, H.; Stragier, P.; Portaels, F.; Gascoyne-Binzi, D.; Collyns, T.; Lucas, S.; Mawer, D.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009, 15, 11, pp 1827-1829
Abstract

Background. About 50 million people travel each year from industrialized countries to destinations in the tropics and subtropics. Among them, there are more than 2 million minors traveling. Although their number is increasing constantly, data on health risks during travel are limited. Methods. This ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Drerup, L.; Alberer, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2012, 19, 3, pp 150-157
Abstract

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

Objectives: Leptospirosis continues to be a significant zoonosis of the developing world. Globalization, in the context of international travel, particularly for recreational activities and military expeditions, has led to increased exposure of individuals from the developed world to the disease,...

Author(s)
Pappas, G.; Papadimitriou, P.; Siozopoulou, V.; Christou, L.; Akritidis, N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2008, 12, 4, pp 351-357
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This article examines the risk of meningococcal infections among international travellers and tourists, and discusses the importance of pre-travel vaccination as a preventive strategy. The vaccinations recommended for a traveller's home country do not necessarily provide protection from...

Author(s)
Bröker, M.
Publisher
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2010, 5, 4, pp 246-254

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