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High colonization rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coliin Swiss Travellers to South Asia– a prospective observational multicentre cohort study looking at
TLDR
High colonization rates with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae were found in travellers returning from South Asia, and a more common source, i.e. environmental, appears to better explain the high colonization rates.
Ongoing outbreak of an acute muscular Sarcocystis-like illness among travellers returning from Tioman Island, Malaysia, 2011-2012.
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Public health agencies and practicing clinicians should be aware of this rarely-reported disease in humans and consider it as differential diagnosis in travellers returning from Tioman Island.
Neglected tropical diseases: diagnosis, clinical management, treatment and control.
TLDR
A global perspective of neglected tropical diseases is provided and it is hoped that it will prove useful for the general practitioner and clinician in Switzerland and elsewhere to enhance their suspicion index, differential diagnosis, clinical management and treatment, including referral to specialised clinics and laboratories when need be.
Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis – A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature: Part 2. Treatment, Follow-up and Outcome
Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis (CE) is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases. Despite significant advances in diagnostic imaging techniques, surgical treatment
Mayaro Virus Infection in Traveler Returning from Amazon Basin, Northern Peru
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The case of a 27-year-old male Swiss tourist who spent 3.5 weeks vacationing in the vicinity of Tarapoto, a small city located in the rainforests of the Amazon Basin in northern Peru, and suspected an underlying Mayaro virus (MAYV) infection, which led to a presumptive diagnosis of polyarthralgia.
Cystic echinococcosis of the liver: A primer for hepatologists.
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Recent advances in classification and diagnosis and the currently available evidence for clinical decision-making in cystic echinococcosis of the liver are reviewed.
Schistosomiasis in European Travelers and Migrants: Analysis of 14 Years TropNet Surveillance Data.
TLDR
Posttravel consultations particularly for returning expatriates are useful given the high potential for detecting asymptomatic infections in schistosomiasis patients.
Spinal Cystic Echinococcosis – A Systematic Analysis and Review of the Literature: Part 1. Epidemiology and Anatomy
TLDR
Bone involvement in human cystic echinococcosis is rare, but affects the spine in approximately 50% of cases, and basic understanding of the parasite's predilection for the spine remains incomplete.
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