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Health preparedness plan for dengue detection

Date
24 September 2018
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Risk, travel advisories and border measures addressed

Date
20 March 2018
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Campaign launched in International Year of the Reef 2018

Date
19 February 2018
Abstract

Background: Globally 1.4 billion people are at risk from cholera in countries where the disease is endemic, with an estimated 2.8 million cases annually. The disease is significantly under reported due to economic, social and political disincentives as well as poor laboratory resources and...

Author(s)
Learoyd, T. P.; Gaut, R. M.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, Suppl. 1, pp S46-S51
Abstract

Background: There are many recommendations on the use of antibiotics for prophylaxis and treatment of travellers' diarrhoea (TD). As pharmacists with a special interest in antimicrobial stewardship, we examine and offer our perspective on advice that is recommended to travellers in terms of...

Author(s)
Hitch, G.; Fleming, N.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, Suppl. 1, pp S27-S37
Abstract

Japanese encephalitis is a major disease in many countries in Asia often visited by both leisure and non-leisure travellers. Although reported cases of Japanese apoptosis (JE) in travellers are relatively few, there are indications that both the number of cases might be underreported and that...

Author(s)
Lindquist, L.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2018, 25, Suppl. 1, pp S3-S9
Abstract

This article reports on a case of rabies exposure in 2 tourists (a married couple) from Switzerland who had found a bat in a shopping mall parking lot in Naples, Florida, USA and then took it to a local veterinary clinic on 10 January 2018. On 15 January, the bat tested positive for rabies at the...

Author(s)
Pieracci, E. G.; Stanek, D.; Koch, D.; Kohl, K. S.; Blanton, J. D.; Harder, T.; O'Brien, M.; Leon, H.; Colarusso, P.; Baker, B.; Brown, C.; Stauffer, K. E.; Petersen, B. W.; Wallace, R. M.
Publisher
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta , USA
Citation
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018, 67, 16, pp 477-478
Abstract

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a common cause of acute viral hepatitis. Virus genotypes 1 and 2 infect humans in developing countries by the fecal-oral route. To assess attack rates and disease incidence for travelers, we prospectively studied 604 long-term travelers to subtropical and tropical...

Author(s)
Elfrink, F.; Overbosch, F. W.; Schinkel, J.; Koen, G.; Sonder, G. J. B.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2018, 24, 6, pp 1055-1060
Abstract

Background: Dengue virus (DENV) infection caused by international visitors has become a public health concern in China. Although sporadic imported cases of DENV have been documented in Yunnan, China since 2000, a complete genome sequence of dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) imported from Laos is...

Author(s)
Mo Ling; Shi JianDong; Guo XiaoFang; Zeng ZhaoPing; Hu NingZhu; Sun Jing; Wu MeiNi; Zhou HongNing; Hu YunZhang
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Virology Journal, 2018, 15, 113, pp (24 July 2018)
Abstract

Background: Serologic detection of Zika virus (ZIKV) infections is challenging because of antigenic similarities among flaviviruses. Objective: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of commercial ZIKV IgM and IgG enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) kits. Methods: We used sera from febrile...

Author(s)
Kikuti, M.; Tauro, L. B.; Moreira, P. S. S.; Campos, G. S.; Paploski, I. A. D.; Weaver, S. C.; Reis, M. G.; Kitron, U.; Ribeiro, G. S.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Virology Journal, 2018, 15, 108, pp (13 July 2018)

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