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Health risks in travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Jun; 82(6):991-5.AJ

Abstract

Using the GeoSentinel database, an analysis of ill patients returning from throughout sub-Saharan Africa over a 13-year period was performed. Systemic febrile illness, dermatologic, and acute diarrheal illness were the most common syndromic groupings, whereas spotted fever group rickettsiosis was the most common individual diagnosis for travelers to South Africa. In contrast to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, only six cases of malaria were documented in South Africa travelers. Vaccine-preventable diseases, typhoid, hepatitis A, and potential rabies exposures were uncommon in South Africa travelers. Pre-travel advice for the travelers to the 2010 World Cup should be individualized according to these findings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. marc.mendelson@uct.ac.zaNo 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
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20519590

Citation

Mendelson, Marc, et al. "Health Risks in Travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel Experience and Implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup." The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 82, no. 6, 2010, pp. 991-5.
Mendelson M, Davis XM, Jensenius M, et al. Health risks in travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82(6):991-5.
Mendelson, M., Davis, X. M., Jensenius, M., Keystone, J. S., von Sonnenburg, F., Hale, D. C., Burchard, G. D., Field, V., Vincent, P., & Freedman, D. O. (2010). Health risks in travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82(6), 991-5. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0198
Mendelson M, et al. Health Risks in Travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel Experience and Implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010;82(6):991-5. PubMed PMID: 20519590.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health risks in travelers to South Africa: the GeoSentinel experience and implications for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. AU - Mendelson,Marc, AU - Davis,Xiaohong M, AU - Jensenius,Mogens, AU - Keystone,Jay S, AU - von Sonnenburg,Frank, AU - Hale,Devon C, AU - Burchard,Gerd-Dieter, AU - Field,Vanessa, AU - Vincent,Peter, AU - Freedman,David O, AU - ,, PY - 2010/6/4/entrez PY - 2010/6/4/pubmed PY - 2010/6/24/medline SP - 991 EP - 5 JF - The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene JO - Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. VL - 82 IS - 6 N2 - Using the GeoSentinel database, an analysis of ill patients returning from throughout sub-Saharan Africa over a 13-year period was performed. Systemic febrile illness, dermatologic, and acute diarrheal illness were the most common syndromic groupings, whereas spotted fever group rickettsiosis was the most common individual diagnosis for travelers to South Africa. In contrast to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, only six cases of malaria were documented in South Africa travelers. Vaccine-preventable diseases, typhoid, hepatitis A, and potential rabies exposures were uncommon in South Africa travelers. Pre-travel advice for the travelers to the 2010 World Cup should be individualized according to these findings. SN - 1476-1645 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20519590/Health_risks_in_travelers_to_South_Africa:_the_GeoSentinel_experience_and_implications_for_the_2010_FIFA_World_Cup_ L2 - http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0198?crawler=true&mimetype=application/pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -