Come fly with me: Review of clinically important arboviruses for global travelers
Journal of Clinical Virology , Volume 55 - Issue 3 p. 191- 203
Western tourists are increasingly traveling to exotic locations often located in tropical or subtropical regions of the world. The magnitude of international travel and the constantly changing dynamics of arbovirus diseases across the globe demand up-to-date information about arbovirus threats to travelers and the countries they visit. In this review, the current knowledge on arbovirus threats to global travelers is summarized and prioritized per region. Based on most common clinical syndromes, currently known arboviruses can be grouped to develop diagnostic algorithms to support decision-making in diagnostics. This review systematically combines and structures the current knowledge on medically important travel-related arboviruses and illustrates the necessity of a detailed patient history (travel history, symptoms experienced, vaccination history, engaged activities, tick or mosquito bite and use of repellent and onset of symptoms), to guide the diagnosis.
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The authors regret that they have two corrections to the above paper.
1) Under the Section ‘6. Diagnosis of arbovirus infections’ of the above paper paragraph five should be as below:
The detection of IgM antibodies in the CSF also implies recent infection. Interpretation of the results requires knowledge about the specific method used, and on patient background, for instance traveland vaccination history. IgM and IgG antibodies can cross-react within serogroups and cause false positive results when using ELISA or IFA for diagnosis. Typically, flavivirus IgG antibodies are also prone to cross-react with other serogroups within its genus. Infections or vaccinations may also trigger cross-reactive antibodies.112,113 VNT can be used if further confirmation of a specific viral infection is required. 2) Table 2 should be:
The authors would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Cleton, N.B, Koopmans, M.P.G, D.V.M., Reimerink, J.H.J, Godeke, G-J, & Reusken, C.B.E.M. (2012). Come fly with me: Review of clinically important arboviruses for global travelers. Journal of Clinical Virology (Vol. 55, pp. 191–203). doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2012.07.004