Travel Medicine

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Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems of international travelers.
Travel medicine includes pre-travel consultation and evaluation, contingency planning during travel, and post-travel follow-up and care.

Key areas to consider are vaccination and the six are:

  • Insects: repellents, mosquito nets, antimalarial medication

  • Ingestions: safety of drinking water, food

  • Indiscretion: HIV, sexually transmitted disease

  • Injuries: accident avoidance, personal safety

  • Immersion: schistosomiasis

  • Insurance: coverage and services during travel, access to health care