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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140779/experiencing-the-sights-smells-sounds-and-climate-of-southern-italy-in-vr
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Vito M Manghisi, Michele Fiorentino, Michele Gattullo, Antonio Boccaccio, Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Giuseppe L Cascella, Michele Dassisti, Antonio E Uva
This article explores what it takes to make interactive computer graphics and VR attractive as a promotional vehicle, from the points of view of tourism agencies and the tourists themselves. The authors exploited current VR and human-machine interface (HMI) technologies to develop an interactive, innovative, and attractive user experience called the Multisensory Apulia Touristic Experience (MATE). The MATE system implements a natural gesture-based interface and multisensory stimuli, including visuals, audio, smells, and climate effects...
November 2017: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139650/metrically-adjusted-questionnaires-can-provide-more-information-for-scientists-an-example-from-the-tourism
#2
Joško Sindik, Maja Miljanović
The article deals with the issue of research methodology, illustrating the use of known research methods for new purposes. Questionnaires that originally do not have metric characteristics can be called »handy questionnaires«. In this article, the author is trying to consider the possibilities of their improved scientific usability, which can be primarily ensured by improving their metric characteristics, consequently using multivariate instead of univariate statistical methods. In order to establish the base for the application of multivariate statistical procedures, the main idea is to develop strategies to design measurement instruments from parts of the handy questionnaires...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135766/practitioner-application-the-effects-of-price-and-health-consciousness-and-satisfaction-on-the-medical-tourism-experience
#3
Mark Penner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135765/the-effects-of-price-and-health-consciousness-and-satisfaction-on-the-medical-tourism-experience
#4
JungKun Park, Jiseon Ahn, Weon Sang Yoo
The objective of this study was to analyze the effects of price and health consciousness on medical tourism. Accordingly, we explore the utility of the theory of planned behavior for assessing the relationships between several variables and explain consumers' intentions to be repeat medical tourists. A 26-item questionnaire was developed, and data were collected from 407 patients who visited South Korea for medical purposes. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze the data. The results indicate that medical tourists' price consciousness was significant with respect to their satisfaction with medical and travel services...
November 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124010/positive-fecal-occult-blood-test-as-a-diagnostic-cue-for-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-a-developed-country
#5
Itaru Nakamura, Kenji Yagi, Takashi Kumagai, Nobuo Ohta
The rise in eco-tourism and travel off the beaten track have increased numbers of tourists with schistosomiasis which is seldom seen in developed countries, although this disease is considered a neglected tropical disease especially in poor communities. A Guinean male living in Japan was seen complaining of severe constipation. He was positive for fecal occult blood (FOB) and underwent colonoscopy. Colonoscopy showed petechiae of the rectal mucosa, with pathologic examination of biopsy tissue showing calcified eggs of the genus Schistosoma...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120094/visitor-effect-on-the-behavior-of-a-group-of-spider-monkeys-ateles-geoffroyi-maintained-at-an-island-in-lake-catemaco-veracruz-mexico
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Sergio Pérez-Galicia, Manuel Miranda-Anaya, Domingo Canales-Espinosa, Jairo Muñoz-Delgado
We analyzed the effect of human visitors on the behavior of a group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) kept on a small tourist island. Although the spider monkey is a common species in zoos, there are very few specific studies on visitor effects on these monkeys. We conducted behavioral observations on the group of spider monkeys to evaluate the effect of visitors. We also used actimetry devices to measure the variations in the spider monkeys' locomotor activity associated with human presence. With regard to the effect on behavior, we found an increase in self-directed behaviors and a decrease in vocalization, both associated with human presence...
November 9, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110661/correction-to-opportunities-for-reproductive-tourism-cost-and-quality-advantages-of-turkey-in-the-provision-of-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-services
#7
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109465/evidence-for-human-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-wild-and-captive-chimpanzees-a-potential-threat-to-wild-populations
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Sophie Köndgen, Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer, Kim Grützmacher, Verena Keil, Kerstin Mätz-Rensing, Kathrin Nowak, Sonja Metzger, John Kiyang, Antina Lübke Becker, Tobias Deschner, Roman M Wittig, Felix Lankester, Fabian H Leendertz
Habituation of wild great apes for tourism and research has had a significant positive effect on the conservation of these species. However, risks associated with such activities have been identified, specifically the transmission of human respiratory viruses to wild great apes, causing high morbidity and, occasionally, mortality. Here, we investigate the source of bacterial-viral co-infections in wild and captive chimpanzee communities in the course of several respiratory disease outbreaks. Molecular analyses showed that human respiratory syncytial viruses (HRSV) and human metapneumoviruses (HMPV) were involved in the etiology of the disease...
November 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096711/an-exotic-abscess-within-the-united-kingdom-from-the-gambia-a-case-report
#9
Estelle Hong How, Darren Yap, Nik Mbakada
BACKGROUND: Furuncular myiasis is a parasitic infection of a live mammal by fly larvae commonly seen in Africa. However, with an increase in international tourism, there is a significant rise in exotic infection in non-endemic areas which can pose a diagnostic challenge to doctors and potentially lead to delay in treatment. From the current literature, only 12 cases were reported in the UK. CASE PRESENTATION: We report an unusual case of multiple abscesses in a 32-year-old white British woman presenting to our Emergency department in the UK after returning from a holiday in The Gambia, West Africa...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096299/wet-deposition-of-sulfur-and-nitrogen-in-jiuzhaigou-national-nature-reserve-sichuan-china-during-2015-2016-possible-effects-from-regional-emission-reduction-and-local-tourist-activities
#10
Xue Qiao, Jie Du, Sri Harsha Kota, Qi Ying, Weiyang Xiao, Ya Tang
In order to understand the impacts of regional emission changes and local tourism on sulfur and nitrogen wet deposition in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve of southwestern China, wet deposition was monitored at a background site (Rize) and a tourist-affected site (PE: park entrance) in the reserve during 2015-2016. The observation data were compared between Rize and PE and between 2010-2011 and 2015-2016 monitoring campaigns. Also, the observation data were used in the Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) model to identify the major sources of sulfur and nitrogen wet deposition...
October 26, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095248/international-data-base-populated-by-anonymous-social-networking-to-study-transplant-tourism
#11
Rahul M Jindal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069079/conservation-of-reef-manta-rays-manta-alfredi-in-a-unesco-world-heritage-site-large-scale-island-development-or-sustainable-tourism
#12
Steven Thomas Kessel, Nasreldin Alhasan Elamin, David James Yurkowski, Tarik Chekchak, Ryan Patrick Walter, Rebecca Klaus, Graham Hill, Nigel Edward Hussey
A large reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) aggregation has been observed off the north Sudanese Red Sea coast since the 1950s. Sightings have been predominantly within the boundaries of a marine protected area (MPA), which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2016. Contrasting economic development trajectories have been proposed for the area (small-scale ecotourism and large-scale island development). To examine space-use, Wildlife Computers® SPOT 5 tags were secured to three manta rays. A two-state switching Bayesian state space model (BSSM), that allowed movement parameters to switch between resident and travelling, was fit to the recorded locations, and 50% and 95% kernel utilization distributions (KUD) home ranges calculated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065166/genetic-diversity-and-connectivity-in-the-east-african-giant-mud-crab-scylla-serrata-implications-for-fisheries-management
#13
Cyrus Rumisha, Filip Huyghe, Diary Rapanoel, Nemo Mascaux, Marc Kochzius
The giant mud crab Scylla serrata provides an important source of income and food to coastal communities in East Africa. However, increasing demand and exploitation due to the growing coastal population, export trade, and tourism industry are threatening the sustainability of the wild stock of this species. Because effective management requires a clear understanding of the connectivity among populations, this study was conducted to assess the genetic diversity and connectivity in the East African mangrove crab S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064860/global-voyeurism-or-sustainable-ethical-practice
#14
Cris Finn, Mary Jo Coast
This is a conceptual article exploring global voyeurism and service, overlaying ethical considerations in service within the profession of forensic nursing. Key elements considered include examining and reflecting on personal motivations, benefits, and consequences of service when viewed through an ethical perspective. Through this article we seek to examine the relationships between poverty tourism and service, while better supporting individual forensic nurses in their quest to align their actions with the ethical and practice comportment standards within the profession of nursing service globally...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062853/faunistic-study-of-the-aquatic-arthropods-in-a-tourism-area-in-northern-iran
#15
Mansoureh Shaeghi, Hossein Dehghan, Kamran Pakdad, Fatemeh Nikpour, Azad Absavaran, Aioub Sofizadeh, Amir Ahmad Akhavan, Hassan Vatandoost, Abbass Aghai-Afshar
BACKGROUND: Aquatic insects are very abundant and divers groups of insects that are associated with an aquatic or semiaquatic environment in one or more of their life stages. These insects have been, in some cases, well studied because they are vectors of several diseases. This is the first comprehensive faunistic study of aquatic insects from Babol County. The results may provide basic data for further taxonomic and ecological studies of aquatic insects as biological control agent or classification of water quality for the country...
June 2017: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058081/assessment-of-the-climatic-potential-for-tourism-in-iran-through-biometeorology-clustering
#16
Gholamreza Roshan, Robabe Yousefi, Krzysztof Błażejczyk
This study presents a spatiotemporal analysis of bioclimatic comfort conditions for Iran using mean daily meteorological data from 1995 to 2014, analyzed through Physiological Equivalent Temperature (PET) index and Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) indices, and bioclimatic clustering. The results of this study demonstrate that due to the climate variability across Iran during the year, there is at any point in time a location with climatic condition suitable for tourism. Mean values demonstrate maxima in bioclimatic comfort indices for the country in late winter and spring and minima for summer...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056141/the-economy-of-shark-conservation-in-the-northeast-pacific-the-role-of-ecotourism-and-citizen-science
#17
Peter A Mieras, Chris Harvey-Clark, Michael Bear, Gina Hodgin, Boone Hodgin
Historically sharks have been seen either as a source of income through harvesting, or as a nuisance and danger. The economic value of sharks has traditionally been measured as the total value of sharks caught for liver oil, fins, or meat for consumption. Sharks have also been killed to near extinction in cases where they were seen as a threat to fisheries on other species. This is illustrated by the mass extermination of Basking Sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) in British Columbia. They were seen as a nuisance to fishermen as they got entangled in gill nets during the salmon fishing season...
2017: Advances in Marine Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054633/climate-change-tourism-and-historical-grazing-influence-the-distribution-of-carex-lachenalii-schkuhr-a-rare-arctic-alpine-species-in-the-tatra-mts
#18
Patryk Czortek, Anna Delimat, Marcin K Dyderski, Antoni Zięba, Andrzej M Jagodziński, Bogdan Jaroszewicz
Mountain vegetation is highly specialized to harsh climatic conditions and therefore is sensitive to any change in environment. The rarest and most vulnerable plants occurring in alpine regions are expected to respond rapidly to environmental changes. An example of such a species is Carex lachenalii subsp. lachenalii Schkuhr, which occurs in Poland on only a few isolated sites in the Tatra Mts. The aim of this study was to assess changes in distribution of C. lachenalii in the Tatra Mts over the past 50-150years and the effects of climate change, tourism and historical grazing on the ecological niche of C...
October 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044611/comparative-copper-sensitivity-between-life-stages-of-common-subantarctic-marine-invertebrates
#19
Jessica R Holan, Catherine K King, Andrew R Davis
The development of environmental guidelines in the Antarctic and subantarctic is essential, as expansion of research, tourism and fishing places these regions at increasing risk of contamination. Due to unique conditions in these areas, region specific guidelines are required, however there are currently insufficient data to do this. To develop the most appropriate environmental guidelines, data from the most sensitive life stages of a species should be included to ensure effective protection throughout its life cycle...
October 17, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044128/effects-of-vessel-traffic-and-underwater-noise-on-the-movement-behaviour-and-vocalisations-of-bottlenose-dolphins-in-an-urbanised-estuary
#20
Sarah A Marley, Chandra P Salgado Kent, Christine Erbe, Iain M Parnum
The potential disturbance of dolphins from tourism boats has been widely discussed in the literature, in terms of both physical vessel presence and associated underwater noise. However, less attention has been paid to the potential impact of non-tourism vessels, despite these being much more widespread and occurring in greater numbers throughout coastal dolphin habitats. The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (T. aduncus) community using the Fremantle Inner Harbour, Western Australia, is exposed to high levels of vessel traffic...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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