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Background: The number of people, both adults and children, traveling abroad, is on the rise. Some seek counseling at travel medicine centers before departure. Methods: A prospective study was conducted among children <16 years visiting a travel medicine center in Marseille, France, from February 2010 to February 2011. Parents were contacted by telephone 4 weeks after their return, and asked about compliance with pre-travel advice. Results: One hundred sixty-seven children were evaluated after their trip. Compliance with immunizations, malaria chemoprophylaxis, and food-borne disease prevention was 71, 66, and 31%, respectively. Compliance with malaria chemoprophylaxis varied significantly with destination, and was higher for African destinations. Significant features...

Author(s)
Caillet-Gossot, S.; Laporte, R.; Noël, G.; Gautret, P.; Soula, G.; Delmont, J.; Faucher, B.; Parola, P.; Osei, L.; Minodier, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 3, pp 171-176
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Background: It is not clearly known how frequently the recommendations given to travelers are followed, and what factors could encourage compliance with these recommended measures. Methods: Adults consulting at a Medical Department for International Travelers (International Travelers' Medical...

Author(s)
Muller, J. M.; Simonet, A. L.; Binois, R.; Muggeo, E.; Bugnon, P.; Liet, J.; Duong, M.; Chavanet, P.; Piroth, L.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 2, pp 78-82
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Background: Primary care physicians (PCP) are first in line to provide adequate pre-travel medical advice. Little data are available on the content of pre-travel PCP consultations in France. We undertook an observational survey to assess the level of specific knowledge among PCPs on health advice,...

Author(s)
Piotte, E.; Bellanger, A. P.; Piton, G.; Millon, L.; Marguet, P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 4, pp 221-227