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Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2010 May; 8(3):161-8.TM

Abstract

Among all travel-acquired illnesses, malaria carries the greatest burden not only considering the number of imported cases but also the potential of a fatal outcome. The increased number of imported malaria cases in developed countries in the last decades has been attributed to the increasing number of travel to tropical destinations in combination with the enormous influx of immigrants. At present, immigrants visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) constitute the most significant group of travellers for malaria importation in developed countries, with sub-Saharan Africa destinations carrying the highest risk. VFRs typically demonstrate travel and behavioural patterns which render them at high risk for acquisition of this largely preventable infection. Pre-travel services are rarely sought by VFRs, whereas misconceptions that they possess life-long immunity against malaria make them less likely to receive or adhere to antimalarial chemoprophylaxis recommendations. There is an urgent need to increase awareness about malaria of this group of travellers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Office for Travel Medicine, Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Athens, Greece.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20541136

Citation

Pavli, Androula, and Helena C. Maltezou. "Malaria and Travellers Visiting Friends and Relatives." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 8, no. 3, 2010, pp. 161-8.
Pavli A, Maltezou HC. Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2010;8(3):161-8.
Pavli, A., & Maltezou, H. C. (2010). Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 8(3), 161-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2010.01.003
Pavli A, Maltezou HC. Malaria and Travellers Visiting Friends and Relatives. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2010;8(3):161-8. PubMed PMID: 20541136.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Malaria and travellers visiting friends and relatives. AU - Pavli,Androula, AU - Maltezou,Helena C, Y1 - 2010/02/19/ PY - 2009/10/20/received PY - 2010/01/12/revised PY - 2010/01/20/accepted PY - 2010/6/15/entrez PY - 2010/6/15/pubmed PY - 2010/9/30/medline SP - 161 EP - 8 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 8 IS - 3 N2 - Among all travel-acquired illnesses, malaria carries the greatest burden not only considering the number of imported cases but also the potential of a fatal outcome. The increased number of imported malaria cases in developed countries in the last decades has been attributed to the increasing number of travel to tropical destinations in combination with the enormous influx of immigrants. At present, immigrants visiting friends and relatives (VFRs) constitute the most significant group of travellers for malaria importation in developed countries, with sub-Saharan Africa destinations carrying the highest risk. VFRs typically demonstrate travel and behavioural patterns which render them at high risk for acquisition of this largely preventable infection. Pre-travel services are rarely sought by VFRs, whereas misconceptions that they possess life-long immunity against malaria make them less likely to receive or adhere to antimalarial chemoprophylaxis recommendations. There is an urgent need to increase awareness about malaria of this group of travellers. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20541136/Malaria_and_travellers_visiting_friends_and_relatives_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(10)00004-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -