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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 traveller 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:
DENGUE, COMPLICATED
ENCEPHALITIS, ACUTE SPECIFIC ETIOLOGY
MALARIA, ARTEMISININ-RESISTANT OR TREATMENT FAILURE
RABIES
TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN (T. B. RHODESIENSE)
MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL
MEASLES
CHOLERA (TOXIGENIC V. CHOLERA O1/O139)
CRIMEAN-CONGO HEMORRHAGIC FEVER (CCHF)
MARBURG VIRUS
NIPAH VIRUS
MALARIA, QUININE-RESISTANT OR TREATMENT FAILURE
YERSINIA PESTIS (BUBONIC or PNEUMONIC)
LASSA FEVER
YELLOW FEVER
EBOLA VIRUS
HEMORRHAGIC FEVER SYNDROME, ACUTE
ANTHRAX
BOTULISM
DEATH
HANTAVIRUS
ENCEPHALITIS, VENEZUELAN EQUINE
MALARIA, PRIMAQUINE-RESISTANT OR TREATMENT FAILURE
PERTUSSIS
RIFT VALLEY FEVER
POISONING, SHELLFISH
TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN (T. B. GAMBIENSE)
CHAGAS'  DISEASE, ACUTE
SMALLPOX (VARIOLA MAJOR)
TULAREMIA
MALARIA, ATOVAQUONE/PROGUANIL-RESISTANCE OR TREATMENT FAILURE
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME (SARS)
MALARIA, MEFLOQUINE- RESISTANT OR TREATMENT FAILURE
INFLUENZA, AVIAN
POLIOMYELITIS
HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME (SHIGA TOXIN ASSOCIATED)
MERS Co-V
DIPHTHERIA: PHARYNGEAL OR TRACHEOBRONCHIAL
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, pre-XDR
MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, XDR
SARCOCYSTOSIS, MUSCULAR
MENINGITIS, LISTERIA
SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENT (SAE), VACCINE-RELATED (INCLUDING YF)
SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENT (SAE), DRUG-RELATED (INCLUDING ANTI-MALARIALS)
MAYARO VIRUS
OROPOUCHE 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.

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.