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  1. Review

    Hepatitis B vaccination for international travelers to Asia

    There is a wide range in prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and HBV immunization programs between different regions. Hepatitis B is a vaccine preventable disease yet is still endemic in the majori...

    Kittiyod Poovorawan, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Patiwat Sa-angchai, Chayasin Mansanguan and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:14

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  2. Research

    Knowledge, practices and perceptions of trachoma and its control among communities of Narok County, Kenya

    Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. It is commonly found in cultural groups with poor hygiene. Trachoma control includes Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness and Environmental ...

    Doris W. Njomo, Jefitha Karimurio, Gladys O. Odhiambo, Mukiri Mukuria, Ernest B. Wanyama, Hillary K. Rono and Micheal Gichangi

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:13

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  3. Research

    Prevalence of Nasal colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in 4 cities in Peru

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing public health threat around the world and is not well characterized in the developing setting. Specifically, there is a lack of information regarding nasal colonizat...

    Joan Neyra, Michael Ellis, Claudio Rocha, Juan Silvera, Moisés Apolaya, Maruja Bernal, Rina Meza, Enrique Canal, Yocelinda Meza and David Blazes

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:12

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  4. Review

    The threat of antimalarial drug resistance

    The battle between man and malaria has continued for thousands of years. Antimalarial drugs are essential weapons to fight the disease, but their efficacy is threatened by drug resistance which continues to em...

    Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Nicholas J. White

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:10

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  5. Research

    Health problems and health care seeking behavior among adult backpackers while traveling in Thailand

    Health problems among travelers in developing countries are not uncommon. Little is known about the occurrence of health problems and their impacts among backpackers in Thailand. The objective of this study wa...

    Chayasin Mansanguan, Wasin Matsee, Peyawadee Petchprapakorn, Nujareenart Kuhakasemsin, Niracha Chinnarat, Jutarmas Olanwijitwong and Watcharapong Piyaphanee

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:9

    Published on: 22 June 2016

  6. Research

    Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding dengue infection among public sector healthcare providers in Machala, Ecuador

    Dengue fever is a rapidly emerging infection throughout the tropics and subtropics with extensive public health burden. Adequate training of healthcare providers is crucial to reducing infection incidence thro...

    Andrew S. Handel, Efraín Beltrán Ayala, Mercy J. Borbor-Cordova, Abigail G. Fessler, Julia L. Finkelstein, Roberto Xavier Robalino Espinoza, Sadie J. Ryan and Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:8

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  7. Research

    Incidence and risk factors for disease and non-battle injury aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT during a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Mission, Continuing Promise 2011

    Disease and non-battle injury (DNBI) are a leading cause of morbidity in deployments and can compromise operational mission performance. No study to date has examined DNBI incidence and impact aboard humanitar...

    Andy Chern, Andrea McCoy, Tracy Brannock, Gregory J. Martin, William T. Scouten, Chad K. Porter and Mark S. Riddle

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:7

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  8. Short report

    Travellers returning ill from the tropics – a descriptive retrospective study

    International travel continues to increase in frequency. Health care providers need a wide understanding of the spectrum of travel related diseases and their management. This retrospective study analyses the d...

    Petra Zimmermann, Konrad Mühlethaler, Hansjakob Furrer and Cornelia Staehelin

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:6

    Published on: 25 March 2016

  9. Research

    Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children in Gazegibela district of Wagehemra Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia: community-based cross-sectional study

    Trachoma continues to be hyperendemic in many rural areas of Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of active trachoma among children in Gazegibela district...

    Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh and Wubante Yalew Getu

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:5

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  10. Research

    Antimicrobial resistance acquisition after international travel in U.S. travelers

    Prior studies have shown an increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) E. coli colonization from two percent in U.S.-based to 11 % in deployed, healthy military personnel. It is unclear if colonization with MDR organi...

    Dana M. Blyth, Katrin Mende, Ashley M. Maranich, Miriam L. Beckius, Kristie A. Harnisch, Crystal A. Rosemann, Wendy C. Zera, Clinton K. Murray and Kevin S. Akers

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:4

    Published on: 14 March 2016

  11. Short report

    Ecotourism as a source of infection with Schistosoma mansoni in Minas Gerais, Brazil

    In recent years, a new pattern of schistosomiasis transmission has been described which is related to recreational activities associated with rural or ecological tourism and migratory flows and accompanying ch...

    Felipe Leão Gomes Murta, Cristiano Lara Massara, Joyce Favacho Cardoso Nogueira, Omar dos Santos Carvalho, Cristiane Lafetá Furtado de Mendonça, Viviane Aparecida Oliveira Pinheiro and Martin Johannes Enk

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:3

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  12. Research

    Malaria in the returning older traveler

    Increased co-morbidities and physiological changes mean older patients may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes from certain imported illnesses. One of the most commonly diagnosed imported infections in retur...

    N Allen, C Bergin and SP Kennelly

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:2

    Published on: 4 February 2016

  13. Review

    Norovirus: new developments and implications for travelers’ diarrhea

    Noroviruses are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States and are responsible for at least 50 % of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks occurring worldwide each year. In addition, noroviruses ...

    Mark P. Simons, Brian L. Pike, Christine E. Hulseberg, Michael G. Prouty and Brett E. Swierczewski

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2016 2:1

    Published on: 12 January 2016

  14. Review

    Tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease: linking the epidemics

    The burden of tuberculosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is enormous worldwide. CVD rates are rapidly increasing in low- and middle-income countries. Public health programs have been challenged with the ove...

    Moises A. Huaman, David Henson, Eduardo Ticona, Timothy R. Sterling and Beth A. Garvy

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:10

    Published on: 30 October 2015

  15. Research

    A cross-sectional household cluster serosurvey of hepatitis C virus antibodies in an urban slum of Cairo, Egypt in 2004

    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) continues to be a burden to the Egyptian population and its economy. Despite all efforts, the prevalence of infection continues to be one of the highest in the world. The high national ...

    Isabelle A. Nakhla, John W. Sanders, Emad W. Mohareb, Sahar Samy, Michael T. Cosby, Manal M. Mostafa, Mark S. Riddle and Robert W. Frenck Jr.

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:9

    Published on: 1 October 2015

  16. Research

    Correlating quantitative real-time PCR to rapid diagnostic test and RNA transcript expression in isolated gametocytemia and asexual parasitemia of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

    At present, only microscopic examination of stained thick and thin blood smears for malaria can differentiate clinically relevant asexual parasitemia from clinically irrelevant isolated gametocytemia. Microsco...

    Rachel Lau, Melissa Phuong, Filip Ralevski and Andrea K. Boggild

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:8

    Published on: 8 September 2015

  17. Research article

    Perceived risk of watery diarrhea and dysentery and intended compliance with chemoprophylaxis among a deployed military population

    Infectious diseases are a leading cause of morbidity among travelers to resource-limited regions and primary prevention is a cornerstone to risk reduction. Chemoprophylaxis has been successfully utilized for s...

    Chad K. Porter, Kristen Felicione, David R. Tribble, Adam W. Armstrong, Manal Mostafa and Mark S. Riddle

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:7

    Published on: 19 August 2015

  18. Review

    The converging burdens of infectious and non-communicable diseases in rural-to-urban migrant Sub-Saharan African populations: a focus on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and cardio-metabolic diseases

    Africa has the unenviable challenge of dealing with a double burden of disease: infectious diseases (IDs) such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are high while non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are rapidly rising in...

    Nasheeta Peer

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:6

    Published on: 14 August 2015

  19. Research

    Interventions for post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review of treatment efficacy

    Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) due to traveler’s diarrhea is the second most common illness seen in post-travel clinics, yet its optimal management remains unknown. We performed a systematic...

    Emma Torbicki, Justin Oh, Sharmistha Mishra, Andrea V. Page and Andrea K. Boggild

    Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines 2015 1:1

    Published on: 31 July 2015

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