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GeoSentinel Affiliate Members

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Please contact GeoSentinel for any alarming clinical event. In addition to the listed specific diagnoses, GeoSentinel is interested in hearing of anything that an Affiliate Member thinks is unusual or worthy of comparing notes with the experience of other Affiliate Members and GeoSentinel Sites.

Alarming Diagnosis List: 

GeoSentinel Affiliate Members should contact GeoSentinel with information on any traveler they see or have reasonable knowledge of, presenting with:

  • Any unusual diagnosis, unusual clinical manifestation of a usual diagnosis, or unusual geographic origin the Affiliate Member thinks of interest to GeoSentinel
  • Falciparum malaria resistant to quinine, mefloquine, or atovaquone/proguanil
  • P. vivax, P. ovale, or P. malariae resistant to chloroquine
  • Enteric or other bacterial infection with unusual or rarely reported antibiotic resistance
OR any of the following diagnoses:

  • ANTHRAX, CUTANEOUS
  • MALARIA, DRUG RESISTANT, QUININE RES- P.f.
  • ANTHRAX, PULMONARY
  • MALARIA, MALARONE RESISTANT
  • BOTULISM
  • MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL
  • CHAGAS DISEASE, ACUTE
  • MERS Co-V
  • CHOLERA (TOXIGENIC V. CHOLERA O1/O139)
  • MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, (MDR or XDR)
  • DEATH
  • POLIOMYELITIS
  • DENGUE (COMPLICATED)
  • RABIES
  • DIPHTHERIA
  • RICKETTSIA, PROWAZEKI (EPIDEMIC TYPHUS, LOUSE BORNE)
  • EBOLA VIRUS
  • SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS)
  • ENCEPHALITIS, ACUTE
  • SMALLPOX (VARIOLA MAJOR)
  • ENCEPHALITIS, ACUTE, NO PROVEN VIRAL ETIOLOGY
  • TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN (T. gambiense)
  • ENCEPHALITIS, VIRAL
  • TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN (T. rhodesiense)
  • ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI (EHEC)
  • TULAREMIA
  • HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME (SHIGA TOXIN ASSOCIATED)
  • YELLOW FEVER
  • HEMORRAGIC FEVER SYNDROME, ACUTE
  • YERSINIA PESTIS, BUBONIC
  • INFLUENZA, AVIAN
  • YERSINIA PESTIS, PNEUMONIC
  • LASSA FEVER
  • ZIKA VIRUS
   

Eligibility Criteria:

Illness related to crossing an international border in any traveler or migrant.

How to contact GeoSentinel:

Send an informal e-mail with a very brief description of the diagnosis and circumstances to geosentinel@istm.org.

OR

Fill out an On-line form and submit very brief description of diagnosis and circumstances.

GeoSentinel will contact the Affiliate Member if further information required.

The e-mail should contain at least age, countries of likely acquisition of illness, pertinent clinical and lab findings. Long pieces pasted from existing patient records are acceptable as long as specific patient identifiers are removed.