Journal article

Filariasis in travelers presenting to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network.

Ettie M Lipner, Melissa A Law, Elizabeth Barnett, Jay S Keystone, Frank von Sonnenburg, Louis Loutan, D Rebecca Prevots, Amy D Klion, Thomas B Nutman, undefined GeoSentinel Surveillance Network

PLoS Negl Trop Dis | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: As international travel increases, there is rising exposure to many pathogens not traditionally encountered in the resource-rich countries of the world. Filarial infections, a great problem throughout the tropics and subtropics, are relatively rare among travelers even to filaria-endemic regions of the world. The GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global network of medicine/travel clinics, was established in 1995 to detect morbidity trends among travelers. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We examined data from the GeoSentinel database to determine demographic and travel characteristics associated with filaria acquisition and to understand the differences in clinical presentation between none..

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