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Imported schistosomiasis in Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop.
J Travel Med. 2003 May-Jun; 10(3):164-9.JT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Schistosomiasis is a major parasitic disease, increasingly imported into temperate climates by immigrants from and travelers to endemic areas.

METHOD

To generate valid data on imported infectious diseases to Europe and to recognize trends over time, the European Network on Imported Infectious Diseases Surveillance (TropNetEurop) was founded in 1999. Three hundred and thirty-three reports of schistosomiasis were analyzed for epidemiologic and clinical features.

RESULTS

Male patients accounted for 64% of all cases. The average age of all patients was 29.5 years. The majority of patients were of European origin (53%). Europeans traveled predominantly for tourism (52%). Main reasons for travel for people from endemic areas were immigration and refuge (51%) and visits to relatives and friends (28%). The majority of infections were acquired in Africa; 92 infections were clearly attributable to Schistosoma haematobium, 130 to Schistosoma mansoni, and 4 to Schistosoma intercalatum. Praziquantel was the only treatment used. No deaths were recorded.

CONCLUSION

TropNetEurop sentinel provides valuable epidemiologic and clinical data on imported schistosomiasis to Europe.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institut für Tropenmedizin, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12757691

Citation

Grobusch, M P., et al. "Imported Schistosomiasis in Europe: Sentinel Surveillance Data From TropNetEurop." Journal of Travel Medicine, vol. 10, no. 3, 2003, pp. 164-9.
Grobusch MP, Mühlberger N, Jelinek T, et al. Imported schistosomiasis in Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop. J Travel Med. 2003;10(3):164-9.
Grobusch, M. P., Mühlberger, N., Jelinek, T., Bisoffi, Z., Corachán, M., Harms, G., Matteelli, A., Fry, G., Hatz, C., Gjørup, I., Schmid, M. L., Knobloch, J., Puente, S., Bronner, U., Kapaun, A., Clerinx, J., Nielsen, L. N., Fleischer, K., Beran, J., ... Hellgren, U. (2003). Imported schistosomiasis in Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop. Journal of Travel Medicine, 10(3), 164-9.
Grobusch MP, et al. Imported Schistosomiasis in Europe: Sentinel Surveillance Data From TropNetEurop. J Travel Med. 2003 May-Jun;10(3):164-9. PubMed PMID: 12757691.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Imported schistosomiasis in Europe: sentinel surveillance data from TropNetEurop. AU - Grobusch,M P, AU - Mühlberger,N, AU - Jelinek,T, AU - Bisoffi,Z, AU - Corachán,M, AU - Harms,G, AU - Matteelli,A, AU - Fry,G, AU - Hatz,C, AU - Gjørup,I, AU - Schmid,M L, AU - Knobloch,J, AU - Puente,S, AU - Bronner,U, AU - Kapaun,A, AU - Clerinx,J, AU - Nielsen,L N, AU - Fleischer,K, AU - Beran,J, AU - da Cunha,S, AU - Schulze,M, AU - Myrvang,B, AU - Hellgren,U, PY - 2003/5/22/pubmed PY - 2003/9/25/medline PY - 2003/5/22/entrez SP - 164 EP - 9 JF - Journal of travel medicine JO - J Travel Med VL - 10 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a major parasitic disease, increasingly imported into temperate climates by immigrants from and travelers to endemic areas. METHOD: To generate valid data on imported infectious diseases to Europe and to recognize trends over time, the European Network on Imported Infectious Diseases Surveillance (TropNetEurop) was founded in 1999. Three hundred and thirty-three reports of schistosomiasis were analyzed for epidemiologic and clinical features. RESULTS: Male patients accounted for 64% of all cases. The average age of all patients was 29.5 years. The majority of patients were of European origin (53%). Europeans traveled predominantly for tourism (52%). Main reasons for travel for people from endemic areas were immigration and refuge (51%) and visits to relatives and friends (28%). The majority of infections were acquired in Africa; 92 infections were clearly attributable to Schistosoma haematobium, 130 to Schistosoma mansoni, and 4 to Schistosoma intercalatum. Praziquantel was the only treatment used. No deaths were recorded. CONCLUSION: TropNetEurop sentinel provides valuable epidemiologic and clinical data on imported schistosomiasis to Europe. SN - 1195-1982 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12757691/Imported_schistosomiasis_in_Europe:_sentinel_surveillance_data_from_TropNetEurop_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article-lookup/doi/10.2310/7060.2003.35759 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -