Journal article

Infectious diseases acquired by international travellers visiting the USA.

Rhett J Stoney, Douglas H Esposito, Phyllis Kozarsky, Davidson H Hamer, Martin P Grobusch, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Michael Libman, Philippe Gautret, Poh Lian Lim, Karin Leder, Eli Schwartz, Mark J Sotir, Carmelo Licitra, undefined GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

Journal of Travel Medicine | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Estimates of travel-related illness have focused predominantly on populations from highly developed countries visiting low- or middle-income countries, yet travel to and within high-income countries is very frequent. Despite being a top international tourist destination, few sources describe the spectrum of infectious diseases acquired among travellers to the USA. Methods: We performed a descriptive analysis summarizing demographic and travel characteristics, and clinical diagnoses among non-US-resident international travellers seen during or after travel to the USA at a GeoSentinel clinic from 1 January 1997 through 31 December 2016. Results: There were 1222 ill non-US-resident ..

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