1921
Volume 79, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Selected data collected for travelers to China from 1998 through November 2007 by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network were used to provide an evidence base for prioritizing recommendations for Olympic and other future travelers to China. Respiratory illness and injuries were common among patients seen during their travel; acute diarrhea and dog bites were common among those seen after travel. Tropical and parasitic diseases were rare. Pre-travel consultation for China travelers should be individualized according to these findings.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2008.79.4
2008-07-01
2017-08-19
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/14761645/79/1/0790004.html?itemId=/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2008.79.4&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. China Knowledge, 2008. Olympics to boost tourism in Beijing. Available at: http://info.hktdc.com/englishchinanews/index.asp?type=content&id=9362. Accessed April 9, 2008.
  2. Shaw MT, Leggat PA, Borwein S, 2007. Traveling to China for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Travel Med Infect Dis 5 : 365–373.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007. Health information for travelers to China. Available at: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationChina.aspx. Accessed April 8, 2008.
  4. Freedman DO, Kozarsky PE, Weld LH, Cetron MS, 1999. Geo-Sentinel: the global emerging infections sentinel network of the International Society of Travel Medicine. J Travel Med 6 : 94–98.
  5. Freedman DO, Weld LH, Kozarsky PE, Fisk T, Robins R, von Sonnenburg F, Keystone JS, Pandey P, Cetron MS, for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 2006. Spectrum of disease and relation to place of exposure among ill returned travelers. N Engl J Med 354 : 119–130.
  6. Leder K, Tong S, Weld L, Kain K, Wilder-Smith A, von Sonnenburg F, Black J, Brown G, Torresi J, for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 2006. Illness in travelers visiting friends and relatives: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network. Clin Infect Dis 43 : 1185–1193.
  7. Wilson ME, Weld LH, Boggild A, Keystone JS, Kain KC, von Sonnenburg F, Schwartz E, for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 2007. Fever in returned travelers: results from the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Clin Infect Dis 44 : 1560–1568.
  8. Leder K, Sundararajan V, Weld L, Pandey P, Brown G, Torresi J, for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, 2003. Respiratory tract infections in travelers: a review of the GeoSentinel surveillance network. Clin Infect Dis 36 : 399–406.
  9. Cyranoski D, 2005. Satellite view alerts China to soaring pollution. Nature 437 : 12.
  10. Streets DG, Fu JS, Jang CJ, Hao J, He K, Tang X, Zhang Y, Wang Z, Li Z, Zhang Q, Wang L, Wang B, Yu C, 2007. Air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Atmos Environ 41 : 480–492.
  11. Wang XJ, Huang JT, 2001. Epidemiology. Yu YX, ed. Rabies and Rabies Vaccine. Beijing: Chinese Medicine Technology Press, 127–142.
  12. Tang X, Luo M, Zhang S, Fooks AR, Hu R, Tu C, 2005. Pivotal role of dogs in rabies transmission, China. Emerg Infect Dis 11 : 1970–1972.
  13. World Health Organization, 2007. Rabies and envenominings: a neglected public health issue. Available at: http://www.who.int/bloodproducts/animal_sera/Rabies.pdf. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  14. Air Animal, 2007. Rabies watch archive. Available at: http://www.airanimal.com/rabies_watch_archive.html. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  15. Travel Health Service of Department of Health of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 2007. Travelers health news digest. Available at: http://www.travelhealth.gov.hk/english/outbreaknews/2007/ond13august2007.html. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  16. Warrell DA, Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (p.9: Human rabies in China in 2006). Available at: http://www.who.int/bloodproducts/animal_sera/D.Warrell-WHOSettingthescene-final.pdf. Accessed March 25, 2008.
  17. Zhang YZ, Xiong CL, Xiao DL, Jiang RJ, Wang ZX, Zhang LZ, Fu ZF, 2005. Human rabies in China. Emerg Infect Dis 11 : 1983–1984.
  18. City Weekend–Beijing, Family Matters Blog (Hanksmama), 2008. The vaccination question for dogs, cats, and other fur-balls. Available at: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/articles/blogs-beijing/family-matters-beijing/the-vaccination-question-for-dogs-cats-and-other-furballs/. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/ACIP-list.htm. Accessed May 1, 2008.
  20. Watson JC, Hadler SC, Dykewicz CA, Reef S, Phillips L, 1998. Measles, mumps, and rubella–vaccine use and strategies for elimination of measles, rubella, and congenital rubella syndrome and control of mumps: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 47 (RR-8): 1–57.
  21. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1991. Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis: recommendations for vaccine use and other preventive measures: recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 40 (RR-10): 1–28.
  22. Prevots DR, Burr RK, Sutter RW, Murphy TV, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, 2000. Poliomyelitis prevention in the United States: updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 49 (RR-5): 1–22.
  23. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997. Prevention of pneumococcal disease: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 46 (RR-8): 1–24.
  24. Freedman DO, Leder K, 2005. Influenza: changing approaches to prevention and treatment in travelers. J Travel Med 12 : 36–44.
  25. Fiore AE, Shay DK, Haber P, Iskander JK, Uyeki TM, Mootrey G, Bresee JS, Cox NJ; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2007. Prevention and control of influenza: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 56 (RR-6): 1–54.
  26. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1993. Inactivated Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep 42 (RR-1): 1–22.
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2008.79.4
Loading
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.2008.79.4
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Received : 06 May 2008
  • Accepted : 02 Jun 2008

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error