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Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network.
Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 15; 36(4):399-406.CI

Abstract

Respiratory tract infections are common in travelers, and improving our knowledge of risk factors associated with specific types of respiratory infections should enable implementation of better preventive strategies. Data collected by the GeoSentinel surveillance network were analyzed, and the most significant predictors for developing specific categories of respiratory infections while abroad were age, sex, season of travel, trip duration, and reason for travel. In particular, influenza was associated with travel to the Northern Hemisphere during the period of December through February, travel involving visits to friends or relatives, and trip duration of >30 days. Lower respiratory tract infections were associated with male sex and increasing age. Knowledge of the respiratory tract infections that occur in specific groups of travelers allows for the development of targeted pretravel preventive strategies to high-risk groups.

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Victorian Infectious Disease Service, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia. karin.leder@med.monash.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12567296

Citation

Leder, Karin, et al. "Respiratory Tract Infections in Travelers: a Review of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network." Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 36, no. 4, 2003, pp. 399-406.
Leder K, Sundararajan V, Weld L, et al. Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network. Clin Infect Dis. 2003;36(4):399-406.
Leder, K., Sundararajan, V., Weld, L., Pandey, P., Brown, G., & Torresi, J. (2003). Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network. Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 36(4), 399-406.
Leder K, et al. Respiratory Tract Infections in Travelers: a Review of the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Feb 15;36(4):399-406. PubMed PMID: 12567296.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network. AU - Leder,Karin, AU - Sundararajan,Vijaya, AU - Weld,Leisa, AU - Pandey,Prativa, AU - Brown,Graham, AU - Torresi,Joseph, AU - ,, Y1 - 2003/01/30/ PY - 2002/07/05/received PY - 2002/10/20/accepted PY - 2003/2/5/pubmed PY - 2003/2/22/medline PY - 2003/2/5/entrez SP - 399 EP - 406 JF - Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America JO - Clin Infect Dis VL - 36 IS - 4 N2 - Respiratory tract infections are common in travelers, and improving our knowledge of risk factors associated with specific types of respiratory infections should enable implementation of better preventive strategies. Data collected by the GeoSentinel surveillance network were analyzed, and the most significant predictors for developing specific categories of respiratory infections while abroad were age, sex, season of travel, trip duration, and reason for travel. In particular, influenza was associated with travel to the Northern Hemisphere during the period of December through February, travel involving visits to friends or relatives, and trip duration of >30 days. Lower respiratory tract infections were associated with male sex and increasing age. Knowledge of the respiratory tract infections that occur in specific groups of travelers allows for the development of targeted pretravel preventive strategies to high-risk groups. SN - 1537-6591 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12567296/Respiratory_tract_infections_in_travelers:_a_review_of_the_GeoSentinel_surveillance_network_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/cid/article-lookup/doi/10.1086/346155 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -