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Mobile populations across the Mediterranean Sea and beyond: travel medicine, mass gathering medicine and homeless health

New Microbes and New Infections. 2018;26:S96-S99


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Journal Title: New Microbes and New Infections

ISSN: 2052-2975 (Online)

Publisher: Elsevier

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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P. Gautret (Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, France; Corresponding author. P. Gautret, VITROME, Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée Infection, 19-21 Boulevard Jean Moulin 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France.)

B. Pradines (Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, France; Unité Parasitologie et Entomologie, Département des Maladies Infectieuses, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées, France; Centre National de Référence du Paludisme, Institut Hospitalo-universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, France)

Z.A. Memish (Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University & Infectious Diseases Division, Prince Mohamed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

C. Sokhna (Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, France)

P. Parola (Aix-Marseille Université, IRD, AP-HM, SSA, VITROME, IHU-Méditerranée Infection, France)


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Abstract | Full Text

The Méditerranée Infection institute is internationally recognized for its expertise in infectious diseases and tropical medicine, and is one of the most active research centres for infectious diseases in Europe. Surveillance and research addressing infectious diseases in globally mobile populations is one of the strong components of the research conducted at the institute. A significant amount of clinical, microbiologic and epidemiologic works have been conducted in international travellers, pilgrims participating in large international religious gatherings, economic migrants and homeless migrant people over the last decades by our group. Our strong anchoring in several countries around the Mediterranean Sea and beyond, as well as the pivotal role of Marseille in the EuroTravNet and GeoSentinel international networks that monitor travel-associated diseases, reinforce our leading position in the fields of travel and tropical medicine, mass gathering medicine and homeless health. Keywords: Grand Magal, Hajj, homeless, mass gathering, networks, surveillance, travel