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Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jul; 19(7):1049-73.EI

Abstract

Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from which ill travelers returned were sub-Saharan Africa (26%), Southeast Asia (17%), south-central Asia (15%), and South America (10%). The proportion who traveled for tourism decreased significantly, and the proportion who traveled to visit friends and relatives increased. Among travelers returning from malaria-endemic regions, the proportionate morbidity (PM) for malaria decreased; in contrast, the PM trends for enteric fever and dengue (excluding a 2002 peak) increased. Case clustering was detected for malaria (Africa 2000, 2007), dengue (Thailand 2002, India 2003), and enteric fever (Nepal 2009). This multisite longitudinal analysis highlights the utility of sentinel surveillance of travelers for contributing information on disease activity trends and an evidence base for travel medicine recommendations.

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Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria,Australia. karin.leder@monash.eduNo 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
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23763775

Citation

Leder, Karin, et al. "Travel-associated Illness Trends and Clusters, 2000-2010." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, no. 7, 2013, pp. 1049-73.
Leder K, Torresi J, Brownstein JS, et al. Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010. Emerging Infect Dis. 2013;19(7):1049-73.
Leder, K., Torresi, J., Brownstein, J. S., Wilson, M. E., Keystone, J. S., Barnett, E., Schwartz, E., Schlagenhauf, P., Wilder-Smith, A., Castelli, F., von Sonnenburg, F., Freedman, D. O., & Cheng, A. C. (2013). Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19(7), 1049-73. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1907.121573
Leder K, et al. Travel-associated Illness Trends and Clusters, 2000-2010. Emerging Infect Dis. 2013;19(7):1049-73. PubMed PMID: 23763775.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel-associated illness trends and clusters, 2000-2010. AU - Leder,Karin, AU - Torresi,Joseph, AU - Brownstein,John S, AU - Wilson,Mary E, AU - Keystone,Jay S, AU - Barnett,Elizabeth, AU - Schwartz,Eli, AU - Schlagenhauf,Patricia, AU - Wilder-Smith,Annelies, AU - Castelli,Francesco, AU - von Sonnenburg,Frank, AU - Freedman,David O, AU - Cheng,Allen C, AU - ,, PY - 2013/6/15/entrez PY - 2013/6/15/pubmed PY - 2014/1/10/medline KW - VFRs KW - case clusters KW - illness KW - surveillance KW - travel KW - trends KW - visiting friends and relatives SP - 1049 EP - 73 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerging Infect. Dis. VL - 19 IS - 7 N2 - Longitudinal data examining travel-associated illness patterns are lacking. To address this need and determine trends and clusters in travel-related illness, we examined data for 2000-2010, prospectively collected for 42,223 ill travelers by 18 GeoSentinel sites. The most common destinations from which ill travelers returned were sub-Saharan Africa (26%), Southeast Asia (17%), south-central Asia (15%), and South America (10%). The proportion who traveled for tourism decreased significantly, and the proportion who traveled to visit friends and relatives increased. Among travelers returning from malaria-endemic regions, the proportionate morbidity (PM) for malaria decreased; in contrast, the PM trends for enteric fever and dengue (excluding a 2002 peak) increased. Case clustering was detected for malaria (Africa 2000, 2007), dengue (Thailand 2002, India 2003), and enteric fever (Nepal 2009). This multisite longitudinal analysis highlights the utility of sentinel surveillance of travelers for contributing information on disease activity trends and an evidence base for travel medicine recommendations. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23763775/full_citation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1907.121573 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -