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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)...

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

Background: The ongoing economic and political crisis in Venezuela has resulted in a collapse of the healthcare system and the re-emergence of previously controlled or eliminated infectious diseases. There has also been an exodus of Venezuelan international migrants in response to the crisis. We...

Author(s)
Tuite, A. R.; Thomas-Bachli, A.; Acosta, H.; Deepit Bhatia; Huber, C.; Petrasek, K.; Watts, A.; Yong, J. H. E.; Bogoch, I. I.; Khan, K.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, 1, pp tay077
Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the causes and risks for imported skin disorders among travellers. Methods: Data of 34 162 travellers returning from tropical and non-tropical countries and presenting at the outpatient travel medicine clinic of the University of Munich, Germany, between 1999 and 2009 were...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Siess, C.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011, 16, 11, pp 1457-1464
Abstract

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

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

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
Abstract

Background: Thrombocytopenia is a frequent finding among ill returned travellers and may be caused by a large number of different conditions, including infectious diseases specific or typical for tropical and subtropical regions. In order to assess the diagnostic significance of thrombocytopenia we ...

Author(s)
Herbinger, K. H.; Schunk, M.; Nothdurft, H. D.; Sonnenburg, F. von; Löscher, T.; Bretzel, G.
Publisher
Springer Medizin Urban & Vogel GmbH, Munich, Germany
Citation
Infection, 2012, 40, 4, pp 373-379
Abstract

Background. Campylobacter sp. is a major cause of bacterial enterocolitis and travelers' diarrhea. Empiric treatment regimens include fluoroquinolones and macrolides. Methods. Over the period 1994 to 2006, 724 Campylobacter jejuni/Campylobacter coli isolates recovered from international travelers...

Author(s)
Vlieghe, E. R.; Jacobs, J. A.; Esbroeck, M. van; Koole, O.; Gompel, A. van
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2008, 15, 6, pp 419-425

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