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Twelve Finnish tourists contracted falciparum malaria from Gambia in the period between 3 and 27 November 2008. The travellers came from different parts of Finland and all except one had booked the trip from the same travel agency. Ten of them had received information about the risk of malaria in...

Author(s)
Valve, K.; Ruotsalainen, E.; Kärki, T.; Pekkanen, E.; Siikamäki, H.
Publisher
Eurosurveillance, Saint-Maurice, France
Citation
Eurosurveillance, 2008, 13, 51, pp 19068
Abstract

Imported malaria has been an increasing problem in several Western countries in the last two decades. To calculate the risk factors of age, sex, and travel destination in Swedish travellers, we used data from the routine reporting system for malaria (mixture of patients with and without adequate...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.; Nilsson, J.; Tegnell, A.; Janzon, R.; Ekdahl, K.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2005, 11, 3, pp 436-441
Abstract

This document is a summary of studies that dealt with aspects of malaria, hepatitis A, and other travel related diseases (dengue fever, rickettsial infections, influenza, and leptospirosis) in Swedish travellers. It aims to describe the epidemiology of imported infectious diseases in Sweden and...

Author(s)
Askling, H. H.
Publisher
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Infectious diseases in returning Swedish travellers, 2009, pp 51 pp.
Abstract

From laboratory records, information was collected on all 77 cases of rickettsioses diagnosed in Sweden during 1997-2001, 14 of which were diagnosed as belonging to the typhus group and 63 to the spotted fever group. Signs of hepatic involvement occurred more frequently in the typhus group....

Author(s)
Rahman, A.; Tegnell, A.; Vene, S.; Giesecke, J.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd, Basingstoke, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, 35, 4, pp 247-250
Abstract

Background: The risk of malaria infection in travellers is seldom known in detail and neither is the efficacy of different prophylactic regimens, due to a lack of controlled trials. Surveillance of malaria diagnosed after return can provide data on risk and efficacy. Methods: An open case-control...

Author(s)
Kofoed, K.; Petersen, E.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2003, 10, 3, pp 150-154
Abstract

A retrospective study of all imported malaria cases in patients above 60 years old admitted from 1990 to 1999 in the Department of Infectious Diseases, State University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, in Copenhagen, Denmark was conducted. Of 14 patients included in the study, nine were men (aged 64-86...

Author(s)
Gjørup, I. E.; Rønn, A.
Publisher
B. C. Decker Inc., Hamilton, Canada
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2002, 9, 2, pp 91-93

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