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Five Leishmania species are described and their potential risks for spreading to Europe and the Netherlands are discussed. Strategies to control canine leishmaniasis are outlined. Special attention is paid to dogs returning from Southern Europa and West Asia. From the more than 100 dogs stationed...

Author(s)
Hovius, E.; Pinelli, E.; Nijsse, R.; Poot, J.; Giessen, J. van der
Publisher
Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij voor Diergeneeskunde, Houten, Netherlands
Citation
Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde, 2011, 136, 5, pp 344-348
Abstract

Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne protozoan infection with a wide clinical spectrum, which ranges from asymptomatic infection to fatal visceral leishmaniasis. A review of the recent literature indicates a sharp increase in imported leishmaniasis cases in developed, non-endemic countries over the last ...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Maltezou, H. C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2010, 14, 12, pp e1032-e1039
Abstract

Background:Traveling to tropical regions is related to increased health risks. Travelers' diarrhea is the most frequent health problem, but the range of travel-related diseases also includes potential life-threatening diseases such as malaria. The actual risk of European travelers acquiring...

Author(s)
Rack, J.; Wichmann, O.; Kamara, B.; Günther, M.; Cramer, J.; Schönfeld, C.; Henning, T.; Schwarz, U.; Mühlen, M.; Weitzel, T.; Friedrich-Jänicke, B.; Foroutan, B.; Jelinek, T.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2005, 12, 5, pp 248-253
Abstract

The continued growth in international travel to an ever increasing number of destinations, combined with shorter travel times, has led to a substantial rise in the number of travel-related diseases. This international symposium, organized under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of...

Publisher
Royal College of Physicians of London, London, UK
Citation
Travel-associated disease: papers based on a conference organised by the Royal College of Physicians of London., 1995, pp xi + 179 pp.
Abstract

This network was initiated in February 1999. Its activities are described and examples are presented of its use including the detection of malaria in illegal Chinese immigrants, an outbreak of trypanosomiasis amongst tourists to Tanzania, and malaria affecting tourists in the Dominican Republic.

Author(s)
Gascon, J.
Publisher
Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Citation
Boletín Epidemiológico Semanal, 2007, 15, 8, pp 85-86
Abstract

Discussions on the health management of travellers are presented, focusing on preparations before the trip (health risk assessment) and care of ill traveller after returning home. Aspects of a pre-travel clinic visit are given, and they include (1) review of the current state of health; (2)...

Author(s)
Cope, A.; Ridgway, E.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, London, UK
Citation
Men's health, 2004, Ed.2, pp 501-511
Abstract

Analysis of the literature on cutaneous leishmaniasis in low-prevalence countries suggests an increase in imported cases that is attributable to the growing phenomenon of international tourism, migration and military operations in highly endemic regions. Cases of imported cutaneous leishmaniasis...

Author(s)
Antinori, S.; Gianelli, E.; Calattini, S.; Longhi, E.; Gramiccia, M.; Corbellino, M.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2005, 11, 5, pp 343-346
Abstract

This book is devoted to vaccines for travellers and includes comprehensive information on the principles of immunization; practical information on vaccine requirements, recommendations and administration; currently available travel vaccines; vaccines against enteric infections, dengue fever and...

Author(s)
Jong, E. C.; Zuckerman, J. N.
Publisher
B. C. Dekker Inc, Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Travelers' vaccines, 2004, pp vii + 440 pp.
Abstract

Infection of dogs in Belgium with Leishmania infantum is often related to trips to infected areas (for instance the Mediterranean Region). The pathogenesis, symptoms, vectors, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis are described.

Author(s)
Hoybergs, Y.; Daminet, S.; Declercq, J.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, State University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2003, 72, 4, pp 274-282

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