Region-specific, life-threatening diseases among international travelers from Israel, 2004-2015

Chen Avni, Shmuel Stienlauf, Eyal Meltzer, Yechezkel Sidi, Eli Schwartz*, Eyal Leshem

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Abstract

We characterized posttravel hospitalizations of citizens returning to Israel by summarizing the returning traveler hospitalization dataset of the national referral Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Of 722 hospitalizations, 181 (25%) infections were life-threatening; most would have been preventable by chemoprophylaxis and pretravel vaccination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-793
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2018

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