Risk mitigation for travelers: Managing endemic and emerging threats

Shannon M. Wood, David M. BrettMajor

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

International travel continues to increase in numbers and complexity. Despite the availability of pretravel health advice, travelers remain at risk for exposure to common organisms as well as emerging pathogens. With low rates of travel clinic utilization, it is important for the general practitioner to remain aware of the importance of travel health, risk factors unique to individual patients, and evolving threats. This review highlights important considerations when evaluating ill travelers, incorporating emerging infectious threats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)612-619
Number of pages8
JournalPolish Archives of Internal Medicine
Volume129
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Diseases
  • Emerging infectious
  • Review
  • Risk
  • Travel medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

Cite this