Travel & Health

Our goal is to identify risk and protective factors for health during travel (discovery science), to test if travel advice and interventions improve health (evaluation science), and to assess ways to implement these findings into travel clinics and daily life (implementation science).

 

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Colonization with multidrug resistant enteropathogens in travellers to Southeast Asia

Christoph Hatz

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This project studies the risk and protective factors for becoming colonized with multidrug resistant enteric pathogens while travelling to Southeast Asia.

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Euro TravNet

Pat Schlagenhauf

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Euro TravelNet collates data on travel related illness imported to Europe.

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Geosentinel

Pat Schlagenhauf

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The Geosentinel Network monitors travel-related illnesses and links epidemiological data with exposure information.

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Harmonisation of travel med advice ECTM/Tropnet

Christoph Hatz

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We are standardizing the varied European recommendations for best practices in travel advice.

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Immunogenicity and safety of live vaccines under immunosuppression

Sabine Schmid / Silja Bühler

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The study aims to demonstrate that viremia and antibody production after yellow fever vaccination is comparable in travellers under low dose methotrexate and healthy travellers.

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Immunogenicity and safety of vaccines in patients with rheumatological disease

Silja Bühler

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A multi-centre prospective cohort study on the immunogenicity and safety of tetanus booster vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and vasculitis and healthy controls.

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INTHIATR: Integrating Transport and Health in Active Travel Research (former IDSI BICY)

Thomas Götschi

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This projects combines modeling of bicycle traffic flows with calculations of health benefits and risks resulting from bicycling.

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ITIT Illness Tracking in Travellers

Pat Schlagenhauf

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ITIT is a systematic review of the infectious disease profile of migrant groups in Europe. 

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MalChemoPro – evaluation of malaria chemoprophylaxis recommendations

Pat Schlagenhauf

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MalChemoPro evaluates the European Expert recommendations for malaria prevention.

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PASTA: physical activity through sustainable transportation approaches

Thomas Götschi

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PASTA is a broadband, interdisciplinary, pan-European project on active travel and its determinants, its relation with physical activity and safety, and its health impacts.

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Stop Measles in Switzerland – The Importance of Travel Medicine

Silja Bühler

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We investigate the role of travel medicine in updating measles vaccinations in the Swiss population.

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Swisscoy

Pat Schlagenhauf

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This is a cohort study of the epidemiology of respiratory pathogens acquired during deployment in Kosovo.

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System Interactions Anti Malarials

Pat Schlagenhauf

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We conduct a systematic review of the interactions between anti-malarials and drugs used for chronic illness.

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T-MAP: Trail Monitoring and Assessment Platform

Thomas Götschi

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T-MAP develops a user friendly platform to support planning of recreational trails, including health impact assessments.

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TOURIST – Tracking Of Urgent Risks in Swiss Travelers 

Silja Bühler

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This study uses new mobile Health (mHealth) technology to expand our understanding of risks to travellers and ultimately improve advice offered in Swiss travel clinics and world-wide.

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Varicella seroprevalence in individuals with a negative or unknown varicella history – results from a large Travel Clinic in Switzerland between 2008 and 2015

Silja Bühler

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This study investigates varicella seroprevalence in Swiss travellers with a negative or unknown varicella history.

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