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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998 Sep 30;118(23):3649-53.

[Communicable disease control in connection with international air traffic to Norway].

[Article in Norwegian]

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  • 1Avdeling for bakteriologi, Statens institutt for folkehelse, Oslo.


International air traffic has increased the risk of importation of infectious diseases to Norway. We have used notification data and a theoretical framework to assess the risk of importation and subsequent disemination of serious infectious diseases in Norway. Every year, a few cases of these diseases are imported to Norway, especially malaria, shigellosis and typhoid fever. A few secondary cases of enteric diseases may occur, but epidemics are unlikely. Counselling and immunisation of Norwegians going abroad is the first step in prevention. Secondly, health services all over the country should be able to diagnose imported diseases early and institute infection control measures. However, there is no need for concentrating resources for disease control at international airports in Norway.

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