Gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections are the main risks to public health during the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Visitors to the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Summer Games (5–21 August and 7–18 September 2016) in Rio, Brazil will be most at risk of gastrointestinal illness and vector-borne infections. Consequently, travellers are advised to pay attention to standard hygiene measures and protect themselves against mosquito and other insect bites using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers.
Oseltamivir-resistant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza virus in Dutch travellers returning from Spain, August 2012Archived
Antiviral susceptibility is a key area for influenza surveillance as it can affect patient management, prevention of outbreaks and pandemic preparedness.
Epidemiological update: Ongoing outbreak of cholera in Cuba, potential risk for European travellersArchived
On 3 July the Cuban Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the south-western city of Manzanillo. It is the first time in almost 150 years that an outbreak of cholera is reported in the island.
Risk of travel-associated cholera transmission can remain low if precautionary measures are takenArchived
ECDC has issued a risk assessment on cholera transmission related to travel to the Dominican Republic after two cases have been detected in tourists returning to the UK and Germany from resorts in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic.
Country-to-country transfer of patients and the risk of multi-resistant bacterial infectionArchived
This review outlines how increasing modalities of travel, such as aeromedical evacuation of civilians and of military personnel, medical tourism and any shared healthcare across countries, are risks for the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms via the patient, from country to country.
Neurognathostomiasis - a neglected parasitosis of the central nervous systemArchived
This review summarises the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of gnathostomiasis and highlights the rare but important different neurological syndromes that can occur as a consequence of migration of the worm within the CNS.
Travel Medicine Research Priorities: Establishing an Evidence BaseArchived
This article is intended for an audience of researchers and research funding agencies. The authors, a working group from The Research Committee of the International Society of Travel Medicine, discuss the numerous published studies that provide evidence for the practice of travel medicine.