Authors

USA – American Recommendations

Author
Henry W. Murray, M.D., Arthur R. Ashe Jr. Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Murray provides consulting services for travelers at the Weill Cornell Travel Medicine Clinic.

Consultant
Prof. Dr. med. Robert Steffen, Emeritus at the University of Zurich, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Disease Prevention Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, U.S.A., Hon. FFTM/ACTM (Australasia), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine.

Sources

  • «Centers for Disease Control and Prevention» (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)
  • U.S. government and international authorities on travel medicine
  • Other sources: the references are included in each document.

SWITZERLAND – Swiss Recommendations

Coordination
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Hatz, DTM&H, Chairman of the Expert Committee for Travel Medicine (ECTM), Head of the Department Epidemiology and Prevention of Communicable Diseases at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Zurich, Head of the Section, Medical Services and Diagnostic, & Deputy Director at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Travelers’ Health.

Authors
Dr. med. Susan De Crom, Dr. med. Maia Funk, Dr. med. Sabine Schmid, Dr. med. Olivia Veit, MIH, Centre for Travel Medicine, Institute for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention, University Zurich, Dr. med. Andreas Neumayr, Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Blum, Dr. med. Bernhard Beck, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) Basel, Prof. Dr. med. Hansjakob Furrer, Clinical director and head of department, University Hospital for Infectiology, Inselspital, Bern.

Consultant
Prof. Dr. med. Robert Steffen, Emeritus at the University of Zurich, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Disease Prevention Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, U.S.A., Hon. FFTM/ACTM (Australasia), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine.

Sources

  • Recommendations of the Swiss Expert Committee for Travel Medicine (ECTM)
  • Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), mainly Bulletin and Infectious Diseases Manual
  • World Health Organization (WHO), mainly «International travel and health» (ITH) and «Weekly epidemiological record» (WER)
  • Other sources: the references are included in each document.

GERMANY – German Recommendations

Author
Dr. Christian Schönfeld, Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health in Berlin, Member of the Working Group for Travel Medicine of the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (DTG).

Consultant
Prof. Dr. med. Robert Steffen, Emeritus at the University of Zurich, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Disease Prevention Division, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, U.S.A., Hon. FFTM/ACTM (Australasia), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Travel Medicine.

Sources

  • Tropimed Switzerland, adapted for Germany by the Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
  • German Society for Travel Medicine and International Health (DTG), Working Group for Travel Medicine
  • German Standing Vaccination Committee (STIKO), Robert Koch Institute, Berlin
  • World Health Organization (WHO), mainly «International travel and health» (ITH) and «Weekly epidemiological record» (WER)
  • Other sources: the references are included in each document.

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