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Background: Cruise ships carry a large number of people in confined spaces providing an environment for transmission of infections. The aim of this study is to estimate the incidence of and describe the spectrum of respiratory infections and gastrointestinal illness among passengers and crew of ...

Author(s)
Pavli, A.; Maltezou, H. C.; Papadakis, A.; Katerelos, P.; Saroglou, G.; Tsakris, A.; Tsiodras, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 389-397
Abstract

We report nine travellers with confirmed chikungunya virus infection, returning from tourist areas of Thailand to Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Romania, Israel and France, diagnosed in January and February 2019. These sentinel tourists support the intensification of chikungunya virus...

Author(s)
Javelle, E.; Florescu, S. A.; Asgeirsson, H.; Jmor, S.; Eperon, G.; Leshem, E.; Blum, J.; Molina, I.; Field, V.; Pietroski, N.; Eldin, C.; Johnston, V.; Cotar, I. A.; Popescu, C.; Hamer, D. H.; Gautret, P.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2019, 24, 10, pp 1900146
Abstract

Since December 2016, Brazil has faced a large outbreak of yellow fever with ca 1,500 confirmed human cases. In the first 2 months of 2018, Brazil reported almost as many cases as in 2017 as a whole. In these 2 months, five imported cases were reported among unvaccinated European travellers. Three...

Author(s)
Gossner, C. M.; Haussig, J. M.; Lary, C. de B. de S.; Aaslav, K. K.; Schlagenhauf, P.; Sudre, B.
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2018, 23, 11, pp 00106
Abstract

Background: Human migration is increasing in magnitude and scope. The majority of migrants arriving in high-income countries originate from countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases. The risk and burden of infectious diseases are not equally distributed among migrant groups and vary...

Author(s)
Greenaway, C.; Castelli, F.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2019, 26, 2, pp taz007
Abstract

Outbreaks of arbovirus infections vectored by invasive Aedes albopictus have already occurred and are predicted to become increasingly frequent in Southern Europe. We present a probabilistic model to assess risk of arbovirus outbreaks based on incident cases worldwide, on the probability of arrival ...

Author(s)
Solimini, A. G.; Manica, M.; Rosà, R.; Torre, A. della; Caputo, B.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 16435
Abstract

The arrival of infected travelers from endemic regions can trigger sustained autochthonous transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens in Europe. In 2007 a Chikungunya outbreak was observed in central Italy, mostly affecting two villages characterised by a high density of Aedes albopictus. The...

Author(s)
Trentini, F.; Poletti, P.; Baldacchino, F.; Drago, A.; Montarsi, F.; Capelli, G.; Rizzoli, A.; Rosà, R.; Rizzo, C.; Merler, S.; Melegaro, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, 1, pp 9034
Abstract

Southern Europe is characterized by unique landscape and climate which attract tourists, but also arthropod vectors, some of them carrying pathogens. Among several arboviral diseases that emerged in the region during the last decade, West Nile fever accounted for high number of human cases and...

Author(s)
Papa, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Virology, 2017, 89, 8, pp 1315-1322
Abstract

Molecular characterization of different measles virus (MV) strains is essential to combat the disease. Sixty measles MV strains were obtained from throat swabs or urine of patients in Turkey between 2012 and 2013 and characterized. MV RNA sequences (n=60) were analysed for 456 nucleotides...

Author(s)
Kalaycİoglu, A. T.; Yolbakan, S.; Guldemİr, D.; Korukluoglu, G.; Coskun, A.; Cosgun, Y.; Durmaz, R.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Medical Virology, 2016, 88, 11, pp 1867-1873
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

In May 2013, Italy declared a national outbreak of hepatitis A, which also affected several foreign tourists who had recently visited the country. Molecular investigations identified some cases as infected with an identical strain of hepatitis A virus subgenotype IA. After additional European...

Author(s)
Severi, E.; Verhoef, L.; Thornton, L.; Guzman-Herrador, B. R.; Faber, M.; Sundqvist, L.; Rimhanen-Finne, R.; Roque-Afonso, A. M.; Ngui, S. L.; Allerberger, F.; Baumann-Popczyk, A.; Muller, L.; Parmakova, K.; Alfonsi, V.; Tavoschi, L.; Vennema, H.; Fitzgerald, M.; Myrmel, M.; Gertler, M.; Ederth, J.; Kontio, M.; Vanbockstael, C.; Mandal, S.; Sadkowska-Todys, M.; Tosti, M. E.; Schimmer, B. (et al)
Publisher
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2015, 20, 29, pp 21192

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