Journal article

GeoSentinel Surveillance of Illness in Returned Travelers, 2007-2011

Karin Leder, Joseph Torresi, Michael D Libman, Jakob P Cramer, Francesco Castelli, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Annelies Wilder-Smith, Mary E Wilson, Jay S Keystone, Eli Schwartz, Elizabeth D Barnett, Frank von Sonnenburg, John S Brownstein, Allen C Cheng, Mark J Sotir, Douglas H Esposito, David O Freedman

ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE | AMER COLL PHYSICIANS | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: International travel continues to increase, particularly to Asia and Africa. Clinicians are increasingly likely to be consulted for advice before travel or by ill returned travelers. OBJECTIVE: To describe typical diseases in returned travelers according to region, travel reason, and patient demographic characteristics; describe the pattern of low-frequency travel-associated diseases; and refine key messages for care before and after travel. DESIGN: Descriptive, using GeoSentinel records. SETTING: 53 tropical or travel disease units in 24 countries. PATIENTS: 42 173 ill returned travelers seen between 2007 and 2011. MEASUREMENTS: Frequencies of demographic characteristics, region..

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