Regional Variation in Travel-related Illness acquired in Africa, March 1997–May 2011

@inproceedings{Mendelson2014RegionalVI,
  title={Regional Variation in Travel-related Illness acquired in Africa, March 1997–May 2011},
  author={Marc Mendelson and Pauline V. Han and Peter L Vincent and Frank von Sonnenburg and Jakob Peter Cramer and Louis Loutan and Kevin C Kain and Philippe Parola and Stefan H. F. Hagmann and Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas and Mark J. Sotir and Patricia Schlagenhauf},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
To understand geographic variation in travel-related illness acquired in distinct African regions, we used the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network database to analyze records for 16,893 ill travelers returning from Africa over a 14-year period. Travelers to northern Africa most commonly reported gastrointestinal illnesses and dog bites. Febrile illnesses were more common in travelers returning from sub-Saharan countries. Eleven travelers died, 9 of malaria; these deaths occurred mainly among male… CONTINUE READING
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