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Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011 Nov; 9(6):284-8.TM

Abstract

International travel is changing the epidemiology of imported malaria. Our aim was to study malaria prophylaxis administered to travellers from Greece. The study was conducted during 2008-2009. Data were collected using a standardized form. A total of 2337 travellers were studied; prophylaxis was recommended to 60.2% of them. Of the 2337 travellers, 32.6% travelled to sub-Saharan Africa, 25.5% to South America, 11.8% to Indian subcontinent, 11.7% to Middle East, and 4.4% to Southeast Asia; prophylaxis was recommended to 77.4%, 64%, 80.6%, 4.8% and 73.5% of them, respectively. According to the purpose of travel, prophylaxis was recommended to 85.4% of those travelling for work, 75.2% of those visiting friends and relatives, and 62% of those travelling for recreation. Prophylaxis advised was provided to 68.5%, 66.2%, 61.5%, and 18.9% to those staying at a residence of local people, camping, hotels, and cruise ships, respectively. Regarding long-term travellers, malaria prophylaxis was recommended to 42.6%. Recommendation of malaria prophylaxis was significantly statistically in association with destination countries, purpose of travel, type of residence in endemic areas There is a need to improve recommendations for malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece, and to increase awareness and education of professionals providing travel health services in Greece.

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

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22137440

Citation

Pavli, Androula, et al. "Descriptive Analysis of Malaria Prophylaxis for Travellers From Greece Visiting Malaria-endemic Countries." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 9, no. 6, 2011, pp. 284-8.
Pavli A, Smeti P, Spilioti A, et al. Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011;9(6):284-8.
Pavli, A., Smeti, P., Spilioti, A., Vakali, A., Katerelos, P., & Maltezou, H. C. (2011). Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 9(6), 284-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2011.09.005
Pavli A, et al. Descriptive Analysis of Malaria Prophylaxis for Travellers From Greece Visiting Malaria-endemic Countries. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011;9(6):284-8. PubMed PMID: 22137440.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Descriptive analysis of malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece visiting malaria-endemic countries. AU - Pavli,Androula, AU - Smeti,Paraskevi, AU - Spilioti,Athina, AU - Vakali,Annita, AU - Katerelos,Panagiotis, AU - Maltezou,Helena C, PY - 2011/03/23/received PY - 2011/09/26/revised PY - 2011/09/28/accepted PY - 2011/12/6/entrez PY - 2011/12/6/pubmed PY - 2012/3/30/medline SP - 284 EP - 8 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 9 IS - 6 N2 - International travel is changing the epidemiology of imported malaria. Our aim was to study malaria prophylaxis administered to travellers from Greece. The study was conducted during 2008-2009. Data were collected using a standardized form. A total of 2337 travellers were studied; prophylaxis was recommended to 60.2% of them. Of the 2337 travellers, 32.6% travelled to sub-Saharan Africa, 25.5% to South America, 11.8% to Indian subcontinent, 11.7% to Middle East, and 4.4% to Southeast Asia; prophylaxis was recommended to 77.4%, 64%, 80.6%, 4.8% and 73.5% of them, respectively. According to the purpose of travel, prophylaxis was recommended to 85.4% of those travelling for work, 75.2% of those visiting friends and relatives, and 62% of those travelling for recreation. Prophylaxis advised was provided to 68.5%, 66.2%, 61.5%, and 18.9% to those staying at a residence of local people, camping, hotels, and cruise ships, respectively. Regarding long-term travellers, malaria prophylaxis was recommended to 42.6%. Recommendation of malaria prophylaxis was significantly statistically in association with destination countries, purpose of travel, type of residence in endemic areas There is a need to improve recommendations for malaria prophylaxis for travellers from Greece, and to increase awareness and education of professionals providing travel health services in Greece. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22137440/Descriptive_analysis_of_malaria_prophylaxis_for_travellers_from_Greece_visiting_malaria_endemic_countries_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(11)00092-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -