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Background: Influenza outbreaks can occur among passengers and crews during the Alaska summertime cruise season. Ill travellers represent a potential source for introduction of novel or antigenically drifted influenza virus strains to the United States. From May to September 2013-2015, the Alaska...

Author(s)
Rogers, K. B.; Roohi, S.; Uyeki, T. M.; Montgomery, D.; Parker, J.; Fowler, N. H.; Xu XiYan; Ingram, D. J.; Fearey, D.; Williams, S. M.; Tarling, G.; Brown, C. M.; Cohen, N. J.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Cary, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Medicine, 2017, 24, 6, pp tax069
Abstract

Background: The global travel and tourism industry has been rapidly expanding in the past decades. The traditional focus on border screening, and by airline and cruise industries may be inadequate due to the incubation period of an infectious disease. This case study highlights the potential role...

Author(s)
Hung, K. K. C.; Mark, C. K. M.; Yeung, M. P. S.; Chan, E. Y. Y.; Graham, C. A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Globalization and Health, 2018, 14, 117, pp (27 November 2018)
Abstract

To determine the extent and pattern of influenza transmission and effectiveness of containment measures, we investigated dual outbreaks of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and influenza A (H3N2) that had occurred on a cruise ship in May 2009. Of 1,970 passengers and 734 crew members, 82 (3.0%) were infected...

Author(s)
Ward, K. A.; Armstrong, P.; McAnulty, J. M.; Iwasenko, J. M.; Dwyer, D. E.
Publisher
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA
Citation
Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2010, 16, 11, pp 1731-1737

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