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Cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in travellers and migrants: a 20-year GeoSentinel Surveillance Network analysis

Andrea K Boggild, Eric Caumes, Martin P Grobusch, Eli Schwartz, Noreen A Hynes, Michael Libman, Bradley A Connor, Sumontra Chakrabarti, Philippe Parola, Jay S Keystone, Theodore Nash, Adrienne J Showler, Mirjam Schunk, Hilmir Asgeirsson, Davidson H Hamer, Kevin C Kain, Frank von Sonnenburg, Camilla Rothe, Sabine Jordan, Christof Vinnemeier Show all



BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) may be emerging among international travellers and migrants. Limited data exist on mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL) in travellers. We describe the epidemiology of travel-associated CL and MCL among international travellers and immigrants over a 20-year period through descriptive analysis of GeoSentinel data. METHODS: Demographic and travel-related data on returned international travellers diagnosed with CL or MCL at a GeoSentinel Surveillance Network site between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 2017 were analysed. RESULTS: A total of 955 returned travellers or migrants were diagnosed with travel-acquired CL (n = 916) or MCL during the study period, of..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GeoSentinel, the Global Surveillance Network of the International Society of TravelMedicine (ISTM), is supported by Cooperative Agreement 5 NU50CK000478-02-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the ISTM and Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The GeoSentinel Surveillance Network has independent Data Use and Publications Committees that oversee analyses of the database from conception to final knowledge product and comprise of a selection of elected site directors outside of the CDC. Staff from the CDC were not involved in the design; analysis and interpretation of data; nor writing of the manuscript.