Researchers have analyzed travel-associated infections in people returning to the United States from abroad.

From 2017 to 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated 41 multistate outbreaks of non-typhoidal Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) linked to international travel.

In the same time frame, CDC handled 470

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The annual healthcare cost for Campylobacter infections in Scotland is £3 million ($3.9 million), according to recently released research by Health Protection Scotland.

The study on Campylobacter, which is the main cause of bacterial food poisoning in the country, provides evidence on those at greater risk of infection, factors influencing
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More than half of Salmonella infections in Ireland last year were associated with international travel, according to a recent report.

During 2018, 363 people had salmonellosis including 349 confirmed and 14 probable compared to 414 in 2017 based on figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), Ireland’s agency for
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As of early June, nine people have been sickened by the Cyclospora parasite in England this year, with the source of infection not yet known.

The sick people had traveled to several other countries, including the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Mexico. Infection is usually acquired from food or water contaminated
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The CDC’s 2018 edition of it’sHealth Information for International Travel” guide is now available and accessible for free online.

Often referred to simply as the “Yellow Book” for it’s yellow cover, the updated edition is also available in hard copy through online booksellers and Oxford University Press.

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Every other Salmonella infection recorded in Denmark in 2014 came from overseas travel. Trips to Thailand (17.5 percent), Turkey (15.4 percent) and Spain (6.4 percent) were the most common destinations for traveling Danes to pick up a Salmonella infection. denmark_406x250Those were among the findings of an annual report Denmark publishes
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