J Travel Med 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.
HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.
Genome Med 2021 Jun 7;13(1):79. Epub 2021 Jun 7.
Department of Medical Microbiology, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Background: Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes can spread by hitchhiking in human guts. International travel can exacerbate this public health threat when travelers acquire AMR genes endemic to their destinations and bring them back to their home countries. Prior studies have demonstrated travel-related acquisition of specific opportunistic pathogens and AMR genes, but the extent and magnitude of travel's effects on the gut resistome remain largely unknown. Read More
PLoS One 2021 15;16(4):e0249901. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
CDC COVID-19 Response Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.
Background: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), evolved rapidly in the United States. This report describes the demographic, clinical, and epidemiologic characteristics of 544 U.S. Read More
BMJ Glob Health 2021 03;6(3)
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Objective: To review the effectiveness of travel measures implemented during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic to inform changes on how evidence is incorporated in the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR).Design: We used an abbreviated Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols to identify studies that investigated the effectiveness of travel-related measures preprinted or published by 1 June 2020.Results: We identified 29 studies, of which 26 were modelled. Read More
Support Care Cancer 2021 Mar 12. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia.
Purpose: To explore strategies rural Australians use to cope with the financial consequences of their cancer diagnosis and how that impacts on their lives.Methods: Twenty adult cancer patients/survivors residing in regional-remote areas of Australia were purposively sampled and participated in audio-recorded, semi-structured interviews. When data saturation was reached, thematic analysis was employed to analyse the data. Read More