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  1. Content type: Research

    Travelling seeking healthcare is becoming common phenomenon. There is limited research to understand factors associated with destinations of choice. Each year the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) spends millions o...

    Authors: Wafa K. Alnakhi, Jodi B. Segal, Kevin D. Frick, Saifuddin Ahmed and Laura Morlock

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:18

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  2. Content type: Case study

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoal disease that may be aggravated by immunosuppression. In recent years, a growing number of patients with chronic diseases use biological treatment. When such immunosup...

    Authors: Thomas Schwartz, Mogens Jensenius, Bjørn Blomberg, Cathrine Fladeby, Arild Mæland and Frank O. Pettersen

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:16

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  3. Content type: Research

    Malaria is a serious public concern in Ethiopia, 75% of the land and 60% of the population are exposed to the disease. The disease has been consistently reported as one of the top three leading causes of outpa...

    Authors: Brhane Berhe, Fitsum Mardu, Haftom Legese and Hadush Negash

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:15

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  4. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea is among the main causes of pediatric mortality in the Philippines. Probiotics have been shown to be beneficial in the management of acute diarrhea. Accordingly, the aim of this population-based study...

    Authors: Jo-Anne A. de Castro, Mary Jean Villa-Real Guno and Marcos O. Perez

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:14

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  5. Content type: Research

    Anaemia is a low blood haemoglobin concentration and has been shown to be a public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries. Pregnant women are the most vulnerable groups to anaemia due...

    Authors: Tadesse Hailu, Simachew Kassa, Bayeh Abera, Wondemagegn Mulu and Ashenafi Genanew

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:13

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  6. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea is a serious concern worldwide, especially in developing countries. Rotavirus is implicated in approximately 400,000 infant deaths annually. It is highly contagious elevating the risk of outbreaks esp...

    Authors: Cliff Odhiambo Philip, Margaret Koech, Nancy Kipkemoi, Ronald Kirera, Janet Ndonye, Abigael Ombogo, Mary Kirui, Erick Kipkirui, Brook Danboise, Christine Hulseberg, Stacey Bateman, Alexander Flynn, Brett Swierczewski, Esther Magiri and Elizabeth Odundo

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:12

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  7. Content type: Research

    Globally malaria remains one of the high burden diseases particularly in developing countries. Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries highly endemic to malaria. Although, recently the burden of malaria w...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Teha Shumbej and Misgun Shewangizaw

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    Each year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) spends millions of dollars to cover the costs of United Arab Emirates (UAE) nationals seeking healthcare overseas. Patients may travel overseas to seek an array of t...

    Authors: Wafa K. Alnakhi, Jodi B. Segal, Kevin D. Frick, Altijani Hussin, Saifuddin Ahmed and Laura Morlock

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is a common health problem among visitors from developed to developing countries. Although global and regional estimates of pathogen distribution are available, the etiology of diarrhe...

    Authors: Ladaporn Bodhidatta, Sinn Anuras, Siriporn Sornsakrin, Umaporn Suksawad, Oralak Serichantalergs, Apichai Srijan, Orntipa Sethabutr and Carl J. Mason

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:9

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  10. Content type: Research

    Helminth infections are among the major public health problems in developing countries. Considerable efforts have been made towards the control of morbidity caused by infection with helminths in Ethiopia. The ...

    Authors: Teha Shumbej and Tadele Girum

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:8

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  11. Content type: Research

    Diarrhea caused by Shigella species remains a major public health threat especially in the pediatric population. A regular surveillance system needs to be in place, in order to explore the burden, antimicrobial r...

    Authors: Amare Alemu, Mekuanint Geta, Selomon Taye, Setegn Eshetie and Tigist Engda

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:7

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    Eosinophilic meningitis (EOM) is a rare condition that is caused by various communicable and non-communicable factors. The rat-lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which is associated with consumption of raw or ...

    Authors: Tobias Brummaier, Sonja Bertschy, Kornelius Arn, Thomas Treumann, Marie-Therese Ruf, Beatrice Nickel, Daniel H. Paris, Andreas Neumayr and Johannes Blum

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:6

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  13. Content type: Review

    The year 2018 heralded many new developments in the field of tropical medicine, including licensure of novel drugs for novel indications, licensure of existing drugs for existing indications but in novel setti...

    Authors: Leila Makhani, Aisha Khatib, Antoine Corbeil, Ruwandi Kariyawasam, Hira Raheel, Shareese Clarke, Priyanka Challa, Emma Hagopian, Sumontra Chakrabarti, Kevin L. Schwartz and Andrea K. Boggild

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:5

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  14. Content type: Review

    Thousands of medical students undertake international medical electives each year. These students face potentially substantial health and safety risks as well as educational and ethical challenges and therefor...

    Authors: D. Ashley Watson, Nicholas Cooling and Ian J. Woolley

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Strongyloidiasis is a common infection in Canadian migrants that can cause life-threatening hyperinfection in immunosuppressed hosts. We designed and implemented a safety tool to guide management of patients w...

    Authors: Sabrina H. M. Yeung, Omar Mourad, Michael Klowak, Adrienne J. Showler, Stefanie Klowak and Andrea K. Boggild

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:3

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  16. Content type: Research

    Gastrointestinal (GI) illness is the most commonly reported health concern among Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) serving in Guatemala. This project identified water types and treatment and storage practices used...

    Authors: Daniel E. Murphy, Scott A. Poe, Jennifer L. Murphy, Rennie W. Ferguson, Susan J. Henderson and Paul Jung

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:2

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  17. Content type: Research

    Travelers’ diarrhea remains a prevalent illness impacting individuals visiting developing countries, however most studies have focused on this disease in the context of short term travel. This study aims to de...

    Authors: Scott Olson, Alexis Hall, Mark S. Riddle and Chad K. Porter

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2019 5:1

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  18. Content type: Research

    International travelers are at high risk of acquiring travelers’ diarrhea. Pre-travel consultation has been associated with lower rates of malaria, hepatitis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections....

    Authors: Eugene M. Tan, Jennifer L. St. Sauver and Irene G. Sia

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:16

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  19. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial resistance is a global concern of increasing significance. Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is spreading worldwide. It is important to monitor trends of antimycobacterial resistance. Thi...

    Authors: Shiferaw Bekele, Yohannes Derese, Elena Hailu, Adane Mihret, Kifle Dagne, Lawrence Yamuah, Tsegaye Hailu, Samuel Ayele, Demissew Beyene, Stefan Berg and Abraham Aseffa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:15

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  20. Content type: Review

    As there is rapid increase in international travel to tropical and subtropical countries, there will likely be more people exposed to diarrheal pathogens in these moderate to high risk areas and subsequent inc...

    Authors: Ajib Diptyanusa, Thundon Ngamprasertchai and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:14

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  21. Content type: Research

    Salmonella species are among the most common food borne pathogens worldwide and their infection is one of the major global public health problems. During the last decade, multidrug resistant Salmonella species ha...

    Authors: Samson Takele, Kifle Woldemichael, Mulatu Gashaw, Haimanot Tassew, Moti Yohannes and Alemseged Abdissa

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:13

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Melioidosis is an infection caused by a facultative intracellular Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It can present as septicemia, localized infection with/without septicemia, asymptomatic infect...

    Authors: A. K. T. M. Karunarathna, S. A. Mendis, W. P. D. P. Perera, Geethika Patabendige, A. S. Pallewatte and Aruna Kulatunga

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:12

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Recognizing that crowded, high-traffic airports and airplanes have been implicated in respiratory disease transmission, we partnered with administrators of Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) in conduct...

    Authors: Emily S. Bailey, Jessica Y. Choi, Juliana Zemke, Myagmarsukh Yondon and Gregory C. Gray

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:11

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Scrub typhus is a neglected vector-borne zoonosis causing life-threatening illnesses, endemic in the Asian-Pacific region and, as recently discovered, in southern Chile. Scrub typhus is rarely reported in trav...

    Authors: Thomas Weitzel, Mabel Aylwin, Constanza Martínez-Valdebenito, Ju Jiang, Jose Manuel Munita, Luis Thompson, Katia Abarca and Allen L. Richards

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:10

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  25. Content type: Research

    The national treatment guidelines of Nepal have adopted Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria since 2004. Emergence of Artemisinin resistance in the Gre...

    Authors: Prakash Ghimire, Komal Raj Rijal, Chandramani Kafle, Balman Singh Karki, Nihal Singh, Leonard Ortega, Garib Das Thakur and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:9

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  26. Content type: Research

    According to the Ethiopian national malaria indicator survey of 2015, the highest burden of Plasmodia infection resided among the school-age children. Even though several studies revealed various determinant f...

    Authors: Tadesse Hailu, Megbaru Alemu, Wondemagegn Mulu and Bayeh Abera

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:8

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  27. Content type: Research

    Leishmaniasis is a neglected parasitic disease caused by Leishmania spp., which is not endemic in Cuba. However, several factors (such as human activities, climate changes, and tourism) have led to an increase in...

    Authors: Ana M. Montalvo, Jorge Fraga, Orestes Blanco, Daniel González, Lianet Monzote, Lynn Soong and Virginia Capó

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:7

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  28. Content type: Research

    Understanding of the land use and malaria transmission among farming communities in Tanzania is of great significance. Water resource development projects, deforestation, wetland cultivation, and land use chan...

    Authors: Phillipo Paul, Richard Y. M. Kangalawe and Leonard E. G. Mboera

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:6

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  29. Content type: Review

    The emergence of MDR-TB remained a major public health threat particularly in developing countries. With increased prevalence and complexity of treatment, the burden of MDR-TB challenged the country. It is of ...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Ebrahim Muktar, Kifle Lentiro, Habtamu Wondiye and Misgun Shewangizaw

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:5

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  30. Content type: Research

    Soil-transmitted helminths and Schistosoma mansoni infections are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan countries. The highest burden of the disease resides in school-age children. Poor water...

    Authors: Tadesse Hailu, Megbaru Alemu, Bayeh Abera, Wondemagegn Mulu, Endalew Yizengaw, Ashenafi Genanew and Fetlework Bereded

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    Urinary Schistosomiasis and malaria are endemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are public health concerns and implications of these parasites. This study sought to assess the prevalence of malaria, urinary schis...

    Authors: Ruth Nyarko, Kwasi Torpey and Augustine Ankomah

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:3

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Following emergence of Zika virus in the Americas, a devastating new congenital syndrome has been documented, leading to significant morbidity among Zika-infected fetuses and neonates.

    Authors: Kevin L. Schwartz, Tiffany Chan, Nanky Rai, Kellie E. Murphy, Wendy Whittle, Michael A. Drebot, Jonathan Gubbay and Andrea K. Boggild

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:2

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  33. Content type: Research

    Leprosy is a potentially debilitating disease of the skin and nerves that requires a complex management approach consisting of laboratory monitoring, screening for factors that will adversely affect outcome wi...

    Authors: Cara MacRae, Swana Kopalakrishnan, Lena Faust, Michael Klowak, Adrienne Showler, Stefanie A. Klowak and Andrea K. Boggild

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2018 4:1

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  34. Content type: Research

    Globally malaria remains one of the most severe public health problems resulting in massive morbidity particularly in developing countries. Ethiopia as one of the sub-Saharan country it is highly endemic to ma...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Gebremariam Hailemikael and Asegedech Wondimu

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:17

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  35. Content type: Research

    In Kenya, the National School-Based Deworming Programme (NSBDP) for soil-transmitted helminthes and schistosomiasis in prioritized areas has been going on since the year 2012. By the year 2013 over 6 million S...

    Authors: D. W. Njomo, J. Masaku, F. Mwende, G. Odhiambo, R. Musuva, E. Matey, I. G. Thuita and J. H. Kihara

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:15

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  36. Content type: Review

    The epidemiology of Japanese Encephalitis and risk to the traveler has changed and continues to evolve. The spread of Japanese Encephalitis virus into new environments, changes in agricultural practice and ani...

    Authors: Bradley Connor and William B. Bunn

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:14

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  37. Content type: Research

    Campylobacter continues to be an important cause of diarrheal disease worldwide and a leading cause in Southeast Asia. Studies of US soldiers and marines deployed to Thailand for a 2 to 3 week field exercise p...

    Authors: Carl J. Mason, Siriporn Sornsakrin, Jessica C. Seidman, Apichai Srijan, Oralak Serichantalergs, Nucharee Thongsen, Michael W. Ellis, Viseth Ngauy, Brett E. Swierczewski and Ladaporn Bodhidatta

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:13

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  38. Content type: Research

    The Absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk evaluation using multivariable CVD risk models is increasingly advocated in people with HIV, in whom existing models remain largely untested. We assessed the agre...

    Authors: Steve Raoul Noumegni, Vicky Jocelyne Moor Ama, Felix K. Assah, Jean Joel Bigna, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Jenny Arielle M. Kameni, Jean-Claude Katte, Mesmin Y. Dehayem, Andre Pascal Kengne and Eugene Sobngwi

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:12

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  39. Content type: Review

    International travel to the developing world is becoming more common in elderly patients (defined here as individuals greater than 65 years old). When providing pre-travel counseling, providers must appreciate...

    Authors: Tida K. Lee, Jack N. Hutter, Jennifer Masel, Christie Joya and Timothy J. Whitman

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:10

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  40. Content type: Research

    Efforts in search of lasting malaria vaccine have led to the development of transgenic rodent malaria parasites. As a result, wild type Plasmodium berghei ANKA (WTPbA) has recently been transformed to express mou...

    Authors: Ebenezer Taylor, Faith Onditi, Naomi Maina and Hastings Ozwara

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:11

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  41. Content type: Review

    Travelers’ diarrhea is a common malady afflicting up to 50% of travelers after a 2-week travel period. An appreciable percentage of these cases will become persistent or chronic. We summarized the published li...

    Authors: Christopher A. Duplessis, Ramiro L. Gutierrez and Chad K. Porter

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:9

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  42. Content type: Review

    The global sanitation divide is narrowing. However, in many countries in Asia and Africa, the gap between rural and urban sanitation coverage is rather widening. Moreover, there is an increase in the burden of...

    Authors: Shiva Raj Mishra, Meghnath Dhimal, Parash Mani Bhandari and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:8

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  43. Content type: Commentary

    Malaria poses an exceptionally complex problem for providers of travel medicine services. Perceived high risk of exposure during travel typically prompts prescribing protective antimalarial drugs. Suppressive ...

    Authors: J. Kevin Baird

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:7

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  44. Content type: Review

    Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) sets several challenges for the development of a preventative HIV vaccine. Predictable, protective natural immunity against HIV does not occur and so unlike most other diseas...

    Authors: D. M. Brett-Major, T. A. Crowell and N. L. Michael

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:6

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  45. Content type: Review

    An organism’s immune response to a vaccine is dependent on a number of factors, including the site of immunization. While muscle is the most common site for vaccine administration, other sites, including the s...

    Authors: Todd A. Ponzio and John W. Sanders

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:4

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  46. Content type: Research

    Salmonella has significant public health implications causing food borne and zoonotic diseases in humans. Treatment of infections due to Salmonella is becoming difficult due to emergen...

    Authors: Diana Nyabundi, Nyamongo Onkoba, Rinter Kimathi, Atunga Nyachieo, Gerald Juma, Peter Kinyanjui and Joseph Kamau

    Citation: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2017 3:2

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