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Influenza in travelers: epidemiology, risk, prevention, and control issues


Steffen, Robert (2010). Influenza in travelers: epidemiology, risk, prevention, and control issues. Current Infectious Disease Reports, 12(3):181-185.

Abstract

Influenza is the most frequent travel related infection preventable by universally available vaccines, but preventive measures were neglected until recently. Since the spread of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, various public health measures have been promoted first to contain, then to mitigate, the pandemic. Some of these measures contradicted recommendations issued by the World Health Organization and were of questionable efficacy. However, travelers may benefit from targeted recommendations on influenza risk reduction (eg, by social distancing or immunization). These recommendations are particularly indicated for those with an increased personal risk profile and for those likely to be exposed to influenza patients

Abstract

Influenza is the most frequent travel related infection preventable by universally available vaccines, but preventive measures were neglected until recently. Since the spread of pandemic (H1N1) 2009, various public health measures have been promoted first to contain, then to mitigate, the pandemic. Some of these measures contradicted recommendations issued by the World Health Organization and were of questionable efficacy. However, travelers may benefit from targeted recommendations on influenza risk reduction (eg, by social distancing or immunization). These recommendations are particularly indicated for those with an increased personal risk profile and for those likely to be exposed to influenza patients

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Item Type:Journal Article, not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Infectious Diseases
Language:English
Date:1 May 2010
Deposited On:17 Dec 2018 17:50
Last Modified:27 Feb 2024 04:45
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1523-3847
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11908-010-0100-9
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English
  • Description: Nationallizenz 142-005