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Purpose of Review: Dengue is found in tropics and subtropics that are considered to be popular travel destinations. We set out to review the burden of dengue on international travelers. Recent Findings: GeoSentinel, a global network of travel medicine providers, has seen an increasing trend of...

Author(s)
Wilder-Smith, A.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Current Infectious Disease Reports, 2018, 20, 12, pp Article 50
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In the last decades, there has been a significant increase in international human mobility with increase in the prosperity, travel possibilities, and number of refugees. In the first half of 2016, the Asian continent showed the fastest growth in the number of tourists. Such increase is seen due to...

Author(s)
Öztürk, E. A.; Ünver, A.
Publisher
Türkiye Parazitoloji Derneği, Bornova, Turkey
Citation
Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, 2017, 41, 4, pp 239-245
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Background: Until recently, Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been mostly diagnosed in hospitalized elderly patients treated with antibacterial agents. The epidemiology of C. difficile is changing as the ribotype 027 strain is spreading worldwide, and more infections are diagnosed in...

Author(s)
Neuberger, A.; Saadi, T.; Shetern, A.; Schwartz, E.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2013, 20, 1, pp 37-43
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Background. Travel-related shigellosis is not well documented in Canada although it is frequently acquired abroad and can cause severe disease. Objectives. To describe the epidemiology of travel-related cases of shigellosis for Quebec (Canada) and to identify high-risk groups of travelers. Method...

Author(s)
Trépanier, S.; Bui YenGiang; Blackburn, M.; Milord, F.; Levac, É.; Gagnon, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2014, 21, 5, pp 304-309
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To assess the attack and incidence rates for influenza virus infections, during October 2006-October 2007 we prospectively studied 1,190 adult short-term travelers from the Netherlands to tropical and subtropical countries. Participants donated blood samples before and after travel and kept a...

Author(s)
Belderok, S. M.; Rimmelzwaan, G. F.; Hoek, A. van den; Sonder, G. J. B.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2013, 19, 6, pp 925-931
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Background: Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. About 400,000 non-immune foreign tourists are expected to attend the games. As Brazil is the country with the highest number of dengue cases worldwide, concern about the risk of dengue for travelers is justified....

Author(s)
Ximenes, R.; Amaku, M.; Lopez, L. F.; Coutinho, F. A. B.; Burattini, M. N.; Greenhalgh, D.; Wilder-Smith, A.; Struchiner, C. J.; Massad, E.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Infectious Diseases, 2016, 16, 186, pp (29 April 2016)
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Travelers' diarrhea (TD) has historically been a common illness among visitors to developing nations. Although recent studies indicate decreasing incidence of TD among short-term travelers, a systematic review of illness among long-term travelers, including deployed military personnel, has not been ...

Author(s)
Porter, C. K.; Olson, S.; Hall, A.; Riddle, M. S.
Publisher
Association of Military Surgeons of the US, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Military Medicine, 2017, 182, S2, pp 4-10
Abstract

Background: Dengue infection among travelers has become one of the most public health concerns in present days. The importation of dengue virus can initiate an outbreak in non-endemic regions. Thailand is one of the countries topping the list of highest dengue infections in travelers. Method: This...

Author(s)
Polwiang, S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 2016, 14, 4, pp 398-406
Abstract

International travel has been steadily increasing since the middle of the twentieth century, including travel to regions with high levels of endemic meningococcal disease and areas with sporadic or sustained meningococcal outbreaks. Although invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is relatively rare...

Author(s)
Serra, L. C.; York, L. J.; Gamil, A.; Balmer, P.; Webber, C.
Publisher
Springer Healthcare, London, UK
Citation
Infectious Diseases and Therapy, 2018, 7, 2, pp 219-234
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Background: Recent decades have seen a rise in population movements and, therefore, the spread of tropical diseases and changes in the epidemiology of global disease patterns. Only 50% of travelers to tropical areas receive pre-travel advice and most of them present risk behaviors for acquiring...

Author(s)
Aldea, M.; García-Basteiro, A. L.; Muñoz, J.; Gascón, J.; Aldasoro, E.; Bardají, A.; Vilella, A.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Health (RSTMH), 2015, 7, 4, pp 272-279

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