Acute Chagas disease is rarely recognized, and the risk for acquiring the disease is undefined in travelers to Central America. We describe a case of acute Chagas disease in a traveler to Costa Rica and highlight the need for increased awareness of this infection in travelers to Chagas-endemic areas.
"high level of endemicity include Cameroun, Congo, Cote D'ivoire, Central African Republic, Guinea, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Chad. Because of poor epidemiological information in Burundi, Botswana, Ethiopia, Liberia, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal and Sierra Leon the situation there is poorly understood[7,8]. Almost 45000 cases of Human African Trpanosomiasis (HAT) were reported in 1999 but the World Health Organization estimates that the actual number of cases is between 300 000 and 500 000, since only 3–4 million people at risk of infection are under surveillance with regular examination or access to health centers[9,10]. "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: After systemic febrile illnesses and diarrhoea, dermatological disorders are the third most frequent health problem of returning travellers consulting travel clinics. While most travel-related dermatological problems are mild, self-limiting and rather harmless, the challenge is to pick up on dermatological clues to potentially severe or even life-threatening diseases. This article provides an overview of the most common and the 'not to be missed' dermatological diagnoses in international travellers.
Full-text · Article · Oct 2013 · Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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