Table 2

Final diagnoses issued to 154 febrile returned travellers evaluated in the RAFT Clinic between 28 February 2014 and 31 December 2015

Syndrome/aetiologyNumberPer cent
Gastrointestinal syndromes4429
 Traveller’s diarrhoea, no confirmed aetiology2717.5
 Salmonella, non-typhoidal32
 Salmonella typhi/enteric fever32
 Dientamoeba fragilis10.6
 Viral enteritis10.6
 Clostridium difficile colitis10.6
 Postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome10.6
Respiratory syndromes3925
 Viral upper respiratory tract infection117
 Lobar pneumonia85
 Influenza-like illness43
 Influenza A43
 Influenza B43
 Mononucleosis and mono-like syndrome due to EBV or CMV32
 Lower respiratory tract infection, non-lobar pneumonia10.6
 Haemophilus influenzae10.6
 Group A streptococcus pharyngitis10.6
 Acute sinusitis10.6
 Coxsackie virus10.6
Vector-borne, non-localising3221
 Dengue fever128
 Chikungunya fever106.5
 Malaria, Plasmodium vivax21
 Malaria, Plasmodium falciparum21
 Acute urinary tract infection, including urosepsis74.5
 Acute HSV-121
 Acute HIV21
 Syphilis, secondary10.6
Chlamydia trachomatis10.6
Fever with lymphadenopathy21
 Lymphadenitis, bacterial10.6
Skin and soft-tissue infections21
 Septic arthritis10.6
Non-specific viral syndrome1912
 Temporal arteritis10.6
 Toxidrome, cocaine10.6
No diagnosis32
  • CMV, cytomegalovirus; EBV, Epstein-Barr virus; HSV-1, herpes simplex virus type 1; RAFT, Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers; STI, sexually transmitted infection.