Helena Hervius Askling
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Malaria risk around the world was assessed by using Swedish surveillance data from 1997 to 2003 with an extensive travel database as denominator.
In this position paper, the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Study Group on Clinical Parasitology, summarizes main issues regarding the management of imported… Continue Reading
The new Japanese encephalitis vaccine (JE-VC, Ixiaro) has replaced mouse brain–derived vaccines (JE-MB) associated with serious safety concerns. A single dose of JE-VC effectively boosted immunity in… Continue Reading
We have investigated pre-travel advice, behaviour, chemoprophylaxis and diagnostic delay in travellers returning to Sweden with falciparum malaria. Questionnaires were distributed to patients having… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND Hepatitis A vaccine is the most frequently used travel vaccine, yet data are scarce about its ability to induce protection in patients with concurrent immunosuppressive treatment. We… Continue Reading
To estimate the tick borne encephalitis (TBE)-vaccination coverage in the greater Stockholm region, we sent a questionnaire to a randomized sample of 8000 individuals in 2013. Fifty-three percent of… Continue Reading
BACKGROUND Traveling to highly endemic areas for hepatitis A is increasing while the immunization level in travelers has been shown to be low in the countries studied. METHODS In this… Continue Reading
Current Japanese encephalitis vaccines are derived from strains of genotype III, yet heterologous genotypes are emerging in endemic areas. Inactivated vaccines given to European travelers were found… Continue Reading
We studied 1,432 febrile travelers from Sweden who had returned from malaria-endemic areas during March 2005–March 2008. In 383 patients, paired serum samples were blindly analyzed for influenza and… Continue Reading
Abstract Background Southern Sweden is endemic for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), with Stockholm County as one of the high-risk areas. Our aim in this study was to describe cases of vaccine failures… Continue Reading