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Between October 2012 and August 2014, several Swiss patients developed severe soft tissue infections due to rapidly growing mycobacteria following cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Mexico. Infections were caused by Mycobacterium abscessus (n=5), Mycobacterium sp. JAN1 (n=1)...

Maurer, F. P.; Castelberg, C.; Braun, A. von; Wolfensberger, A.; Bloemberg, G. V.; Böttger, E. C.; Somoskovi, A.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Eurosurveillance, 2014, 19, 37, pp 20905

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.

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

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

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