Schistosomiasis in European Travelers and Migrants: Analysis of 14 Years TropNet Surveillance Data.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_20E7C5BC4456
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Schistosomiasis in European Travelers and Migrants: Analysis of 14 Years TropNet Surveillance Data.
Périodique
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Auteur(s)
Lingscheid T., Kurth F., Clerinx J., Marocco S., Trevino B., Schunk M., Muñoz J., Gjørup I.E., Jelinek T., Develoux M., Fry G., Jänisch T., Schmid M.L., Bouchaud O., Puente S., Zammarchi L., Mørch K., Björkman A., Siikamäki H., Neumayr A., Nielsen H., Hellgren U., Paul M., Calleri G., Kosina P., Myrvang B., Ramos J.M., Just-Nübling G., Beltrame A., Saraiva da Cunha J., Kern P., Rochat L., Stich A., Pongratz P., Grobusch M.P., Suttorp N., Witzenrath M., Hatz C., Zoller T.
Collaborateur(s)
TropNet Schistosomiasis Investigator Group
ISSN
1476-1645 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0002-9637
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
97
Numéro
2
Pages
567-574
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Schistosomiasis remains one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and the infection is frequently found in travelers and migrants. The European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health conducted a sentinel surveillance study on imported schistosomiasis between 1997 and 2010. This report summarizes epidemiological and clinical data from 1,465 cases of imported schistosomiasis. Direct pathogen detection and serology were the main diagnostic tools applied. Of these, 486 (33%) cases were identified among European travelers, 231 (16%) among long-term expatriates, and 748 (51%) among non-European immigrants. Overall, only 18.6% of travelers had received pretravel advice; 95% of infections were acquired in the African region. On species level, javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement@36dce310 was identified in 570 (39%) and javax.xml.bind.JAXBElement@3d9ae51f in 318 (22%) cases; 57.5% of patients were symptomatic. Acute symptoms were reported in 27% of patients leading to earlier presentation within 3 months. Praziquantel was used in all patients to treat schistosomiasis. Many infections were detected in asymptomatic patients. In 47.4% of asymptomatic patients infection was detected by microscopy and in 39% by serology or antigen testing. Schistosomiasis remains a frequent infection in travelers and migrants to Europe. Travelers should be made aware of the risk of schistosomiasis infection when traveling to sub-Saharan Africa. Posttravel consultations particularly for returning expatriates are useful given the high potential for detecting asymptomatic infections.

Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Africa South of the Sahara/epidemiology, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Animals, Anthelmintics/therapeutic use, Child, Child, Preschool, Europe/epidemiology, Female, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Praziquantel/therapeutic use, Prevalence, Schistosomiasis/diagnosis, Schistosomiasis/drug therapy, Schistosomiasis/epidemiology, Transients and Migrants/statistics & numerical data, Travel/statistics & numerical data, Young Adult
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
09/08/2017 10:21
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 13:57
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