alexa Come fly with me: review of clinically important arboviruses for global travelers.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Cleton N, Koopmans M, Reimerink J, Godeke GJ, Reusken C

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Abstract Western tourists are increasingly traveling to exotic locations often located in tropical or subtropical regions of the world. The magnitude of international travel and the constantly changing dynamics of arbovirus diseases across the globe demand up-to-date information about arbovirus threats to travelers and the countries they visit. In this review, the current knowledge on arbovirus threats to global travelers is summarized and prioritized per region. Based on most common clinical syndromes, currently known arboviruses can be grouped to develop diagnostic algorithms to support decision-making in diagnostics. This review systematically combines and structures the current knowledge on medically important travel-related arboviruses and illustrates the necessity of a detailed patient history (travel history, symptoms experienced, vaccination history, engaged activities, tick or mosquito bite and use of repellent and onset of symptoms), to guide the diagnosis. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This article was published in J Clin Virol and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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