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