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Estimation of dengue infection for travelers in Thailand.
Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Jul-Aug; 14(4):398-406.TM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Dengue infection among travelers has become one of the most public health concerns in present days. The importation of dengue virus can initiate an outbreak in non-endemic regions. Thailand is one of the countries topping the list of highest dengue infections in travelers.

METHOD

This study estimates the risk of dengue infection among travelers during their visit in Thailand by using a mathematical model with seasonal variations.

RESULTS

The risk of dengue infection in high dengue season is 2.50-4.07 times that on low dengue season depending on the locations. The average daily risk of dengue infections of Thailand per 100,000 travelers is 2.14 and 7.03 for low and high dengue season, respectively. The highest rate of infection is Rayong and the lowest rate is Sing Buri. Several popular tourist provinces are high dengue endemic areas.

CONCLUSIONS

This study provides useful information on dengue infection among travelers. The main factors are the time of arrival in the year, the duration of stay of the travelers and the locations where the travelers spend most of their time.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University, Thailand; The Center of Excellence in Mathematics, CHE, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. Electronic address: polwiang_s@su.ac.th.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27313125

Citation

Polwiang, Sittisede. "Estimation of Dengue Infection for Travelers in Thailand." Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 14, no. 4, 2016, pp. 398-406.
Polwiang S. Estimation of dengue infection for travelers in Thailand. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016;14(4):398-406.
Polwiang, S. (2016). Estimation of dengue infection for travelers in Thailand. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 14(4), 398-406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2016.06.002
Polwiang S. Estimation of Dengue Infection for Travelers in Thailand. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Jul-Aug;14(4):398-406. PubMed PMID: 27313125.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Estimation of dengue infection for travelers in Thailand. A1 - Polwiang,Sittisede, Y1 - 2016/06/14/ PY - 2016/03/23/received PY - 2016/06/01/revised PY - 2016/06/06/accepted PY - 2016/6/18/entrez PY - 2016/6/18/pubmed PY - 2017/4/22/medline KW - Dengue KW - Mathematical model KW - Risk of infection KW - Travelers SP - 398 EP - 406 JF - Travel medicine and infectious disease JO - Travel Med Infect Dis VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - BACKGROUND: Dengue infection among travelers has become one of the most public health concerns in present days. The importation of dengue virus can initiate an outbreak in non-endemic regions. Thailand is one of the countries topping the list of highest dengue infections in travelers. METHOD: This study estimates the risk of dengue infection among travelers during their visit in Thailand by using a mathematical model with seasonal variations. RESULTS: The risk of dengue infection in high dengue season is 2.50-4.07 times that on low dengue season depending on the locations. The average daily risk of dengue infections of Thailand per 100,000 travelers is 2.14 and 7.03 for low and high dengue season, respectively. The highest rate of infection is Rayong and the lowest rate is Sing Buri. Several popular tourist provinces are high dengue endemic areas. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides useful information on dengue infection among travelers. The main factors are the time of arrival in the year, the duration of stay of the travelers and the locations where the travelers spend most of their time. SN - 1873-0442 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27313125/Estimation_of_dengue_infection_for_travelers_in_Thailand_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1477-8939(16)30060-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -