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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

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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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
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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
Abstract

Diarrhoea is the most frequent health problem among travellers in the tropics. However, data on the spectrum and relevance of enteropathogens in international travellers with and without diarrhoea are limited. Stool samples from 114 cases of diarrhoea in travellers returning from the tropics were...

Author(s)
Paschke, C.; Apelt, N.; Fleischmann, E.; Perona, P.; Walentiny, C.; Löscher, T.; Herbinger, K. H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2011, 17, 8, pp 1194-1200
Abstract

In order to have a rational approach to necessary preventive measures it is essential to know the health risks. The 80 million travellers each year with destinations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Pacific Islands and remote areas in Eastern Europe are exposed to a broad range of pathogens that are ...

Author(s)
Steffen, R.; Bernardis, C. de; Baños, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2003, 21, 2, pp 89-95
Abstract

The following data were analysed for 1763 patients attending an outpatient clinic for tropical diseases in the Netherlands in 1996-1997: age, country of birth, travel destination and most frequent complaints at presentation. The data were further analysed in relation to travel destination,...

Author(s)
Wetsteyn, J. C. F. M.; Driessen, S. O.; Vries, P. J. de; Cobelens, F. G. J.; Kager, P. A.
Publisher
Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, Houten, Netherlands
Citation
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 2000, 144, 45, pp 2152-2156
Abstract

Traveller's diarrhoea is the most common illness acquired by visitors to Developing Countries, affecting 20-50% of the 35 million people who travel from industrialized countries each year. Important risk factors include point of origin and destination of the traveller, host factors and exposure to...

Author(s)
Lima, A. Â. M.
Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Hagerstown, USA
Citation
Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, 2001, 14, 5, pp 547-552

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