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Travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria: pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay.
Scand J Infect Dis. 2005; 37(10):760-5.SJ

Abstract

We have investigated pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay in travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria. Questionnaires were distributed to patients having been notified with falciparum malaria from 1994 to 2001. Of 408 notified patients, 237 (58%) returned the questionnaires; 62% were males and 43% above the age of 45 y. Africa was the travel destination in 90% of the cases, and 27% had travelled to Kenya. 69% had spent more than 1 night in the countryside, and 6% had stayed in modern urban areas only. 40% took an adequate dose of chemoprophylaxis, although this proportion decreased from 55% to 12% during the study period. Nine per cent used both bed nets and mosquito repellents regularly. The median time from onset of symptoms to contact with health care professionals was 2 d, and from that contact to start of malaria treatment the median time was less than 24 h.

Authors+Show Affiliations

From the Department of Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), Stockholm, Sweden.No 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

16191897

Citation

Askling, Helena Hervius, et al. "Travellers Returning to Sweden With Falciparum Malaria: Pre-travel Advice, Behaviour, Chemoprophylaxis and Diagnostic Delay." Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 37, no. 10, 2005, pp. 760-5.
Askling HH, Ekdahl K, Janzon R, et al. Travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria: pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay. Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(10):760-5.
Askling, H. H., Ekdahl, K., Janzon, R., Henric Braconier, J., Bronner, U., Hellgren, U., Rombo, L., & Tegnell, A. (2005). Travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria: pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 37(10), 760-5.
Askling HH, et al. Travellers Returning to Sweden With Falciparum Malaria: Pre-travel Advice, Behaviour, Chemoprophylaxis and Diagnostic Delay. Scand J Infect Dis. 2005;37(10):760-5. PubMed PMID: 16191897.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria: pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay. AU - Askling,Helena Hervius, AU - Ekdahl,Karl, AU - Janzon,Ragnhild, AU - Henric Braconier,Jean, AU - Bronner,Ulf, AU - Hellgren,Urban, AU - Rombo,Lars, AU - Tegnell,Anders, PY - 2005/9/30/pubmed PY - 2005/12/13/medline PY - 2005/9/30/entrez SP - 760 EP - 5 JF - Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases JO - Scand J Infect Dis VL - 37 IS - 10 N2 - We have investigated pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay in travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria. Questionnaires were distributed to patients having been notified with falciparum malaria from 1994 to 2001. Of 408 notified patients, 237 (58%) returned the questionnaires; 62% were males and 43% above the age of 45 y. Africa was the travel destination in 90% of the cases, and 27% had travelled to Kenya. 69% had spent more than 1 night in the countryside, and 6% had stayed in modern urban areas only. 40% took an adequate dose of chemoprophylaxis, although this proportion decreased from 55% to 12% during the study period. Nine per cent used both bed nets and mosquito repellents regularly. The median time from onset of symptoms to contact with health care professionals was 2 d, and from that contact to start of malaria treatment the median time was less than 24 h. SN - 0036-5548 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16191897/Travellers_returning_to_Sweden_with_falciparum_malaria:_pre_travel_advice_behaviour_chemoprophylaxis_and_diagnostic_delay_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00365540510044120 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -